The Value Of Salt


Have you ever tried salt substitutes? It’s been my experience that there is no substitute for salt. If I want true salt flavor, I need to add salt. The value of salt is it’s taste and it’s ability to enhance food in a way that no other spice is able to accomplish, not to mention a host of other household uses. Salt at its beginning, has been and remains a valuable commodity. In the same way, from the very beginning, we who are made in His image are of great value to God. By the same token if we desire to be in relationship with God then He must be equally as valuable if not more so to us. The world understands, that so valuable is the reasoning, emotional human being (referred by Paul as God’s temple) that it would have us believe that we are of value only to the world. It’s not true. We were of value to God well before the world, as we know it, existed, and because of who we are, we became “valuable” to one another. Unfortunately, some today still use that value for their own purpose. Much of the world’s success in this abuse is assisted by our own inability to discern who we are and to who and what we give authority in our lives. Sometimes this foolishness of the world draws both the wise and the un-wise. In this age and the age to come, it is imperative that we continue to discern the foolishness in the world so that we remember to seek God’s wisdom. Even as the body of knowledge (wisdom) within a society changes, the salt of the earth will remain the same, without substitutes, valuable in the eyes of the Lord.

Matthew 5:11-16 ‘You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored?

Luke 12:22-24 He said to his disciples, ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,… Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!

1 Corinthians 3:16-23 If you think that you are wise in this age, you should become fools so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.

1 John 4:16b-19 God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them…. We love because he first loved us.

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