What Does Colossians 4:5 Mean?

Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.

Colossians 4:5(NASB)
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Verse Thoughts

Paul equips the saints to recognise false teaching and doctrines of demons by teaching the truth of the Gospel of God to the saints. He teaches of the exaltation and perfection of Christ, the deity and the sufficiency of Christ and the wisdom and glory of Christ. He teaches of our reconciliation by Christ, and our membership in the Body of Christ - and He details the importance of a believe's prayer life and testimony for the Lord.

And Paul further teaches believers how to live godly lives, as is fitting for those that are saved by grace through faith in Christ's sacrificial death and His glorious resurrection. We are to clothe ourselves with virtue and grace. We are to seek spiritual values and not seek after worldly trifles. We are to perfect our private, public, personal and prayer life, with joyful praise and grateful thanks - and we are to conduct ourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunities that we have.

Our life is to be the same in public as it is in private. We should not lower the godly standards that He expects from His children when we are in the company of those that do not believe - for although we are in the world, we are not part of the world - we are bought with a price, the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, and have been made ministers of reconciliation.

Our behaviour should not be compromised when walking in the company of others, in our everyday lives.. and our desire and delight should be to share the good news of the gospel of grace, with all who cross our path.. but it should be done with clarity and. simplicity. As Christians we are called to conduct ourselves in godly wisdom, which is given us from above and to behave in a manner that is fitting for a child of God.

Let us remember that today is the day of salvation for many, and that we need to conduct ourselves in a godly manner with all wisdom. Let us make the most of every opportunity we have to share the good news of the gospel of Christ as we seek to walk in wisdom and truth.. so that we may practice living prudently in all our relations with others. Let us redeem the time and make the most of our opportunities to share the good news of the gospel of Christ.. Who died for our sin and rose again to give us His life - so that we might become children of God.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, help me I pray to conduct myself as is most expedient, with all wisdom and grace in my everyday life.. and help me to make the most of my opportunities to share about Jesus to those who have not yet heard of His gracious salvation. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

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