Do you ever stop to think why Jesus said we are the “salt of the earth”?

We know that salt is a key ingredient in a recipe and it makes a difference if we leave it out or add too much.  Just as salt added to a recipe changes it, our “saltiness” should change the world.

Jesus is talking about our character, that we should have a distinctive “flavor”.  If our character is no different than those who do not follow Christ we are like the tasteless salt.

Salt is also a preservative. We can see this is Mark 9:50 Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

We are to be a preservative in our society and with each other in the church.

We need to stop and ask ourselves:

Are we the salt that makes others thirsty for God?

Are we salt that is tasteless and of no value to those around us or too salty and a turn off?

Do we act as a preservative?

 “Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.  Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person” (Colossians 4:5-6)

I would love to hear from you.

How can we encourage each other to get out of the salt shaker and be salt?

In what way are you being salt today?


About kimlenon
Welcome to Inside Out! I desire to offer encouragement and resources to help women live their lives Inside Out because God changes us from the Inside Out! I have been married to Dave for 40 years. We have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. My passion is to teach women how to study and apply God's Word.

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