In this particular passage, Paul is writing a letter to the Church of Colosse. He is reminding them to live truthfully because they are surrounded by people who do not believe in Christ. He encourages them to "make the most of every opportunity" when it comes to living out lives as believers amongst the nonbelievers.
It is incredible how these words that were written to a church over 2000 years ago are still applicable to our lives today. We are called to live like the Colossians did - as believers amongst nonbelievers. Since we have chosen to live our lives for Christ, his truth is what should be reflected in our own daily lives. As believers, we are called to live righteous lives that proclaim to goodness that we have received. We should be quick to share the name of Jesus with our friends who do not yet believe and always aim to grow more in wisdom and knowledge so that we can answer any questions they may have.
Our personal lives are living reflections of the things we choose to believe. There should be no question as to what and who we live for when we spend time within and outside of our own Christian communities. We are living testimonies that our God is a Savior and brings freedom, so we should honor him with our time, prayers, and sharing the truth about him.
I pray that my life would be a living testimony of what you have done for me. That I would live for you, and that the way I choose to live is honoring to you, Lord. I ask that I would choose you over and over, and that I would not miss an opportunity to share your name. I ask for a desire to know your Word more deeply, so that I may share it's truth with the nonbelievers. Thank you for your grace and calling me chosen.
You are good. I love you.