…but if salt has lost it’s taste… Matthew 5:11-16 It’s ineffective. Aside from the fact that salt enhances flavor, it has a tremendous amount of other uses. It removes stains, takes bitterness out of coffee, helps to heal certain wounds, allows hard-boiled eggs to shell with ease, and discourages ant parades! Salt – a perfect metaphor for the Gospel of life, removing the stain of our sins, cuts the bitterness of our thoughts, heals the broken, breaks away the shell that hardens our hearts and confuses the enemy on our behalf. In the same way that salt does not need us to be salty, the Gospel does not need us to be effective (Luke 19:39-40). It’s effectiveness is already lived out through Christ, and today still given for us to use in our own life and for the benefit of each other to the glory of God. Got Salt? Make daily use of it and together let us flavor the world.
‘Salt is good; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? Luke 14:25-35 Who ever heard of salt losing it’s saltiness? On the other hand, it is possible for us to lose the desire for the taste of salt, or at least too much of it. My mother used to say, “A little bit of salt makes a whole lot of difference.” No doubt, salt in biblical Palestine as it is today is not without great value. However, we don’t always recognize how valuable salt really is. This message of consideration from Jesus comes after a discourse with his followers concerning the cost of discipleship. At some point in our lives we have to decide what is “salt” and the price we are willing to pay for it’s saltiness (hint: money isn’t necessarily involved).
Let anyone with ears to hear listen! Luke 14:25-35
And the angel said to me, ‘Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ And he said to me, ‘These are true words of God.’ Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, ‘You must not do that! I am a fellow-servant with you and your comrades who hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.’ The Revelation of John 19:1-10