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Historically, salt was used for two purposes.
- Preserve. They didn’t have refrigerators so it was used to preserve the meat.
- Flavor (seasoning of food)
Y’all I lowkey consider myself a foodie! I will happily get back in line for a second serving of a satisfying meal!
But what about when you take a bite of a steak and immediately spit it out and gag? Okay, that’s extreme but we have all been there from having food with too much salt or no salt at all. 😩
What is food without flavor?
But what are we if we lose our flavor? If we lose the things which make us unique, and different, which gives us our flair?
What are we if we don’t remember as believers of Christ we are the salt of the earth?
When we encounter others we should influence them because we represent God. Chuck Smith says, “We are to be the preserving influence in the world.”
Like the scripture says, “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor?
Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.” Matthew 5:13 NLT
Y’all you can always tell when someone tries to season food after it is cooked. You probably want to give the cook the side eye when it happens because the salt sits on top of the food. #itsnotthesame
Remember, let’s be like salt! Let the flavor be in us and shared with all.
- Be the persevering influence of the world by sharing God’s word with others.
- Don’t lose your salt! Our salt is our style of influence God has given us to influence others through the gifts and talents he gave every one of us.
Take your salt with you everywhere you go, so no one will ever have to say, salt, please.
“Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again? You must have the qualities of salt among yourselves and live in peace with each other.” Mark 9:50 NLT