Salty Saints: Are you worth your salt?

Posted: December 20, 2012 in Articles, Religion
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Matthew 5:13:   “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned?”

Of all the things Jesus could have compared His people to, He specifically and selectively associates them with salt. Salt? It doesn’t sound very spiritual does it? But did you know that salt is one of the most valuable substances the world has ever known? In fact, there are over 14,000 known uses for salt. It can be used to drip-proof candles, remove soot, kill poison ivy, deodorize shoes, clean coffee pots, extinguish grease fires, remove dry skin, and even keep windows frost-free…. Salt can also be used as a preservative. Before the days of refrigeration, meats were packed in salt to prevent spoiling. We live in a world that’s full of moral corruption and decay, and the Christian church has been placed in the midst of this mess to preserve God’s standard of righteousness. As bad as this world is, just imagine what it would be like apart from our presence.

Salt is also a healing agent. Soldiers used to carry a chunk of salt with them into battle because it possessed antiseptic qualities. If they were wounded, they rubbed salt into their wound in order to kill bacteria and prevent infection. Even today salt is used to alleviate sore throats and skin irritations. Likewise, the believer is a source of spiritual healing for those who are have been broken and burned by the effects of sin. We don’t have the ability to heal them on our own, but we are able to direct them heavenward into the Healer’s hands.

Finally, salt is flavorful. Have you ever noticed that the right amount of salt makes everything taste better? What else could you put on peanuts, broccoli, popcorn, fish, potatoes, and corn? By the same token, Christians in this world should be enhancing the flavor of those they come into contact with. We should attract people to us, and people ought to want to be around us when given the choice.

As saints we’re supposed to be salty, not in an irritating way, but in a way that preserves the world around us, heals those who are hurting, and makes life more palatable

So let’s stop yappin about guns and spread our salt around.

HE IS ABLE!!!!

Tony Griffin

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