Paul concludes his letter promising to pray for them, acknowledging that Epaphras is praying for them and the other churches he helped start, and asking them for prayer. Prayer is a powerful form of serving others.
He reminds us the best way to share our faith is to “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” – (Colossians 4:5-6 NIV)
In other words, we should not force our message onto anyone but to live in such a way and to say things in such a way, that those without faith will ask questions. By the way, the Greek version of the New Testament does not actually use the word “outsiders.” It’s an unfortunate translation. The actual Greek word should be translated “those without” meaning “those without faith.” We shouldn’t treat people without faith as outsiders but with kindness and love and compassion and when the time is right share about our faith. I find that comes easiest after I have asked to hear about their spiritual journey.
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