Luke 14:34-35 (NKJV)
Tasteless Salt Is Worthless
34 “Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? 35 It is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill, but men throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
Salt is essential to life. Without it, our cardio vascular and nervous systems would stop working. Long Before refrigeration was invented, salt was used as a preservative keep meat from spoiling, and to provide flavour for food. Salt gives life, preserves life and flavours life. It is one of the most important minerals found on earth.
Jesus told his disciples that they were the “salt of the earth”. They were to have a saving, preserving, and flavouring influence where ever they went and with whoever they interacted with. interestingly most of the salt that was used in Israel was from the dead sea and was mixed with noxious minerals that spoiled its purity and flavour. In such cases that salt was goo for nothing, it was rendered useless and had to be thrown out.
If our lives become polluted by the things of this world, our ability to save, preserve and flavour life will be diluted and weakened accordingly.
Our mission is not just to be salt, but to be pure salt.
In Whose life are you serving as a saving, preserving, and flavouring influence? Don’t lose your power by becoming mixed with the spoiled salts of this world.
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