Even though I no longer eat meat, I still remember how disgusting it tasted without salt. The salt turned a tasteless slab of flesh into a succulent, delectable, mouth-watering celebration. But just like meat needs salt, this corrupt world needs—the supernatural flavoring of the Holy Spirit.
Please pass the salt!
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men (Matthew 5:13 NJKV).
Believers are the salt of the world; God has His children sprinkled in every nook and cranny worldwide to spread His love. This world needs to see the difference this unique salt makes. If enough is applied, more will thirst for—the Living Water (John 4:14).
Taste and see that the Lord is good. How happy is the person who takes refuge in him!
(Psalm 34:8 CSB)
Salt without flavor is good for nothing.
I love it when believers take a bold faith stand and walk in the authority God has given them. Unfortunately, however, too many are contented to remain in the salt shaker—aka “closet Christians” not outwardly witnessing for Christ, as Jesus commissioned before He ascended to Heaven. (See Matthew 28:18-20.) This leaves a large field unsalted for imposters to invade—those who speak christianese even quote scriptures, although their actions say otherwise. Their hypocritical words only substantiate the world’s wrong concept of God.
A smidgeon of salt goes a long way.
The world needs to see our unyielding bond with Christ reflected in our love for all humanity. Our relationship with Him is our top priority—not money, status, or material things this world has to offer. They need to see our strength is found in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9); we fear God, not man (Matthew 10:28); no weapon formed against us shall prosper (Isaiah 54:7); we are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a peculiar people (1 Peter 2:9); our effectual fervent prayers availeth much (James 5:16b), and we can’t be bought because we’re not for sale—Christ has already paid the price.
Pass the Salt!
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