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Conduct toward outsiders

Posted by on Jun 24, 2010 in discipleship | Comments Off

Conduct toward outsiders

In a facebook response to my post “Like a Charging Rhino“, my friend Hutch pointed me to the following passage:

Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. (Colossians 4:5-6 ESV)

Here is the same passage in the New Living Translation:

Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone. (Colossians 4:5-6 NLT)

Neither translation sounds like a charging rhino to me.