Colossians 4

Chapter 4

4:3  Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:


(See Scofield "Matthew 13:11") .

4:6  Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.


Grace (imparted). 2 Thessalonians 1:12 ; Romans 6:1 ; 2 Peter 3:18 .

4:12  Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.


A touching illustration of priestly service, (See Scofield "1 Peter 2:9") as distinguished from ministry of gift. Shut up in prison, no longer able to preach, Epaphras was still, equally with all believers, a priest. No prison could keep him from the throne of grace, so he gave himself wholly to the priestly work of intercession.

perfect (See Scofield "Matthew 5:48") .