Matthew 5:13 (ESV)
You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.
I was asked once what kind of food do I eat when I am frustrated. Strange question! As I thought about it something salty came to mind. Chips or nuts!
Yes, I like nuts or chips, preferring salt over sugar. I especially love pistachios. Purely heavenly! Now-a-days pistachios can be bought shell free. No more heavy labor to release these delicious tasting pistachios. Yum!
Nowhere in the Bible does it say "You are the sugar of this world!" There is a reason for that. Even though in our society almost everything is laced with refined sugar, sugar isn't our best friend. The same is true with the news that is broadcasted day in and day out: murder, hatred, finances, temptation, indulgence and vengeance . . . I always find myself disappointed when I listen to such news.
How can others savor something that is way better for them than what they are experiencing? This is only possible if we are "salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors!" Notice: salt-seasoning believers!
Many believe we are nuts to promote God-flavors. We truly are! Yummy salty pistachios!
Even amidst sugar-hungering individuals, if we leave a bowl of pistachios in their vicinity, these nuts disappear quite quickly and many ask for more. The same is true with our "salt-seasoning" influence. We may be considered nuts, but still society hungers for people whose interest is in helping others. They urge for more and more of us to do so as well. Once "God-flavors" are tasted, we can't help but ask for more!
If we are among the sugary kind of believers, we will be left wanting. Come on over and taste the "salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors!" You will ask for more and more, as our reality is well beyond the confines of our world!
Dear Lord, help us each be the salt that the world and it’s people need. Give us the opportunities to spread the good news to all those that come into our path today. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.