You are Salt!

Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out
and trampled under people’s feet”.
Matt 5:13

In this dark and troubled world, we, as believers, are called to be salt: preserving, flavoring, healing for those who live in darkness. When Jesus spoke to His disciples, He called them “the salt of the earth” In those days, salt was the only way to preserve food. As Christians, we, too, have a preserving effect on the earth because we have the only message that can deliver people from the corruption of sin and give them eternal life.

Salt that has lost its taste does not enhance the taste of food, and can actually makes it bitter. “It’s good for nothing”, except to be used as the Romans did when building the Roman Road system. As part of the Roman Road system, salt would be “trampled under people’s feet.” There is a balance with salt…too much of it will turn food bitter; too little makes food bland; just the right amount enhances the flavor. This what Jesus was saying…we are to be a spiritual influence in the lives of people around us. Just as salt enhances the flavor of food, our Christlike character and lifestyle is the essential ingredient that draws others to Christ.

You are salt!

Pastor R. Mario Howell

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