Savoury Salt

September 5, 1997

Matthew 5:13 – You are the salt of the earth of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.

Scriptures says followers of Jesus are the salt of the earth. That old phrase, the way we traditionally use it, gets only part of the picture. We are to be reliable, dependable, unchanging in our attitude toward Christ, but it means more…

much more. It means we are here on this earth as friends of Jesus to add zest, to add spice to life. Jesus said, "I have come that you may have life, life in all its fullness." We are here to clean out the old wound caused by sin, and to help it heal. But what good is stale salt, salt that no longer does what it is supposed to?

Jesus said; "It is no longer good for anything." The salt has lost its savour; it no longer does what it is supposed to do –

    cleanse wounds
    flavour food
    promote life.

Prayer: Servant Saviour, let us serve you and seek to be the salt of the earth, that others might know our love for you through the very works that are done in your name. Amen.

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West Petpeswick, Nova Scotia, Canada

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