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Let's Get Salty
11/19/2014

“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 (NKJV)

How would you describe salt?  What words would you use to describe it to someone who never tasted it before?  Well, I guess you would start by saying that it is a seasoning made up of little white crystals.  And they would respond, “Oh, you mean like sugar?”  Not quite.  As a matter of fact, it would probably be the opposite of sugar, one could say.

Salt may in fact look like other minerals, but it is unique in itself, as we actually need salt to live.  Our physical bodies are made up of about 70% water. Salt controls the amount of water within our bodies and maintains the critical balance between cells and body fluids. It also aids in the contraction of muscle tissue and serves as a vital ingredient of blood plasma and digestive secretions.  Simply stated, salt impacts and is essential for the maintenance of human life. 

Jesus said we are the salt of the earth.  As Christian men and women we are to have an impact on our world.  We should be affecting and impacting everything and anyone we come in contact with.  We can see this truth being spoken of with regard to the words we choose to use. 

Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. Colossians 4:6 (NKJV)

This means that our words should have value to them, and they should have an impact on the people who hear them.  The best way we can effectively do this is to allow God to speak through us to others. We can best achieve this by reading our Bibles and then sharing what we have learned.  If we choose not to read God’s Word or share it with others then we will have lost our saltiness and worth in the ministry of sharing the Gospel message (Matthew 24:14; Mark 16:15).

I want to encourage you today to get into studying your Bible.  Allow God to speak to you and to transform your every thought.  Now be willing to share what you have learned with those He brings into your life. 

STUDY QUESTION: According to Matthew 5:13 what can we learn with respect to our being salty?

PERSONAL INVENTORY:  How salty are you?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Keep reading your Bible daily.  Stay close to God and you will stay salty and be used mightily.

LET’S MAKE THIS OUR PRAYER TODAY: Father, thank You for the gift of life.  Thank You for Your provision regardless of circumstances.  Help me today to know what you want me to know as I read Your Word.  Help me to share with others.  Give me the words and the wisdom to share.  In Jesus’ precious name, amen…

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott

 

 

 

 


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