“You are the salt of the earth; but
if the salt loses its flavour, how
shall it be seasoned? It is then
good for nothing but to be thrown
out and trampled underfoot by
men” Matthew 5:1-13.
Christians ought to add zest and tang
and some good flavour wherever they
go. Your work place should be better
because you are present. You may be
the only Christian in your house, but
you should be having a positive
effect. Children, your school needs
some salt, and you can be the one.
Salt creates thirst
And our job as Christians is to make
others thirsty for God. In John 4 Jesus
compared Himself to a drink of living
water. But we will not create thirst unless
we are a salty saint, walking to the beat of
a different drum. We also have to be ‘out
there’ in other words, not just hiding here
IN church, which is the ‘shaker’, but
getting the salt OUT of the shaker.
Salt irritates, (in a wound)
And Christianity rubs many
the wrong way, because it is
irritating to their wounds of
wrong doing and sin. We
should not purposefully try to
be irritating, but also not to be
surprised when it happens.
Salt cleanses and heals
Salt in a “Water Softener” cleans the lime
deposits out. And a salty gospel will
convict and cleanse people of the deposits
of sin. Jesus is speaking to the original
disciples, many of whom were fishermen
in the Sea of Galilee. And how did they
keep it from spoiling when ready for
transport? They would salt it down!
Again the disciple would salt their
catch to keep the fish fresh!
Humanism and evolution say we are
getting better and better, but rather
we are spiralling downward. The Bible
promises the trend is downward, so,
why even try? Because, it is our duty
to stem the tide of sin.
Remember Lot? He was saved, but
not living it. He was supposed to
be salt, but he lost his savour, and
instead of influencing he was
influenced, and could not even win
his own family over to the truth in