Love Worth Finding 5th February 2024 Devotional
Read Love Worth Finding 5th February 2024 Devotional by Adrian Rogers, Monday Message. As you study today’s devotional, remember this; “Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.” – 2 Timothy 2:15 (NLT)
TOPIC: How to Preserve Your Relationships
“Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” – COLOSSIANS 4:6
Salt has many different purposes. One is adding taste to food. And grace adds flavor to speech. Salt is a preservative, and speech that issues out of the nature of grace will preserve relationships. “Let your speech always be with grace.” Do you know what grace is? Grace is not giving people what they deserve; grace is giving them what they need. You say, “My wife doesn’t deserve that kind of speech,” or “My husband doesn’t deserve those words,” but that’s more reason to speak with grace because the other person needs it.
Do you know why we can’t be intimate? Because we’re afraid to expose ourselves. We’re afraid we’ll get criticized. If I expose my inadequacy, then I’m afraid I won’t be accepted. Out of acceptance grows trust. And then out of trust, there comes intimacy. And so, you see, intimacy can only grow where there is a place of safety. Grace gives space for safety, and it builds bridges instead of tearing them down.
- When has someone extended grace to you when you did not deserve it?
- What would it look like to extend grace to the people around you? What makes that difficult?
Consider a recent conflict you were in. How did you act at that moment? How might you have responded more graciously?
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