Monday, August 25, 2014

Word for the Week

Make the most of every opportunity. 
Colossians 4:5

A very popular Christian blogger had this scripture on her Facebook page recently with, basically, the instructions to live life to the fullest, being totally there and aware. Sounds good, doesn't it?

I wanted to see the scripture in context, and here's what I found. The verses surrounding this one tell the Christian how to live the Christian life with commands like "devote yourselves to prayer, with an alert mind and a thankful heart" and "let your conversation be gracious and attractive, so that you will have the right response for everyone."

This scripture is actually a continuation of a first part:

Live wisely among those who are not believers; 
and make the most of every opportunity.

This "make the most of every opportunity" is actually telling us to look for ways to share the Gospel with nonbelievers. And do it by being alert to opportunities and by being gracious. 

Kind of puts a different spin on it, don't you think?

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