“Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.”
One size fits all… it’s safe to say that a lot of us has heard that saying. Well in this case and this scripture I do believe the saying “One Size Fits All” is accurate. When talking to anyone and everyone our conversation should be gracious and attractive. We should be soft with our words, considerate of others feelings, remember who we are representing (not self.. flesh.. emotions), have a conscience, and try our best to have the right response for whom we are conversing with, even if the person we are talking to is giving the opposite of the gracious and attractive response we are giving them.
Now don’t get me wrong, I understand though we are Christians, we are still human beings. And I understand patience runs thin. Being disrespected is not an option. Letting someone verbally dog you out is a no-no. And clapping back at someone… allowing the feelings and emotions to take control of the tongue and mouth for about 5 minutes would be therapeutic… saying thus says YOU in the BOOK of IMA BOUT TO HURT YOUR FEELINGS Chapter IMA SAY WHAT I WANT and Verse NOW SHUT UP AND GET OUT MY FACE AND IF I SEE OR TALK TO YOU WHEN JESUS RETURNS THAT IS TOO SOON. I didn’t say say we should give someone what they deserve or that we should mirror their language that may be filled with unsavory words and ugly hurt emotions.
Not everyone is going to be receptive to a gracious and attractive response. Not everyone is going to be thinking straight in the heat of the moment. Unfortunately there are people that just want to verbally fight or pull you into a mental or emotional war of words. The Word tells us to have the right response for everyone… Is that hard… YES! Is that difficult… CAN BE! Do we really want to at that moment… MAYBE NOT! But the Word doesn’t say we can pick and choose who we should give the right response to. The Word tells us to have the right response for EVERYONE!
Song: Thats The Only Way To Love by Hammond, Hollister, Roberson and Wilson – Fred Hammond United Tenors