Matthew 5:13 – “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.”
Salt is such an important cooking ingredient. Often, it is just a pinch of salt that makes or breaks a great dish. In this verse, Jesus urged His followers to be the salt of the earth. So, what is so special about salt, and what characteristics can we learn from it?
Salt adds flavor. A very bland and tasteless dish can become scrumptious with just a dash of salt. You are an essential ingredient in your circle of influence. In what way can you add flavor to your family and your community?
Salt preserves. Pickles are made with a lot of salt – it helps retain the vegetable’s taste and keeps it from decaying. In what way can you preserve the love of Christ in your own life, and in the life of someone who may be in danger of losing it?
Salt fuels thirst. If you eat a pack of salty chips, you’ll be sure to crave a lot of water for the next hour at least. When you are the salt of the earth, you will fuel a thirst in others for the Living Water who has quenched the thirst in your life.
Jesus cautions us not to lose our saltiness. Unless we remain rooted in Christ, we are in danger of becoming bland and lifeless ourselves. Let’s check our own spiritual health, and then go be the salt in someone else’s life today!