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Let your speech [be] alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Note 8 at Col 4:6: Paul was still speaking of the Christian witness. We Christians are to be wise in the way we act and speak to unbelievers. We are to make the most of every opportunity (see note 7 at Col 4:5). Our speech should be gracious with answers that meet the needs of each person we encounter.
"Throughout His earthly ministry Jesus demonstrated lifestyle evangelism. Lifestyle evangelism is evangelism that is done naturally in the daily activities of life. Jesus spoke to people He met as He traveled through Palestine. He did not wait to witness until Thursday night visitation. He met blind Bartimaeus on the roadside (Mr 10:46-52) and the Gadarene demoniac on the sea shore. He witnessed to Zacchaeus at lunch and to Matthew's friends at supper (Mr 2:15-17). Jesus was opportunistic. He seized every opportunity to share the good news" ("New Testament Evangelism" by Herschel H. Hobbs, p. 70).