Chapter 4:1 Masters, grant to your slaves, justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven.
Chapter 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;
Chapter 4:3 praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;
Chapter 4:4 that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak.
Chapter 4:5 Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.
Chapter 4:6 Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
We see in verse 2, that we should be persistent in prayer in addition to being thankful and alert to where God is working and our role in what he would have us do. Here are some thoughts on our prayer lives: (1) Prayer ought to be regular and habitual. (2) We should have an appointed times as well as an acceptable place. And (3) We should develop a deep affection for that time as we as keeping a spirit of amazement in how God works in our lives and in other’s lives.
In verse 3, God wants us to be very sensitive to those opportunities that we have in our everyday lives in sharing with others. It does not need to be something mind-blowing but can be something as simple as sharing a blessing that God has done in your life with a friend or even someone new in your life.
And then in verses 5 and 6, Paul is referring to these outsiders as those who are not Christians but pagans. It was clear that we are conduct should use wisdom that God delivers in using these opportunities to the fullest. We should consider our speech carefully when speaking to these non-believers in that they will see Christ and his glory in us.