“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty? It’s no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.” Matthew 5:13 CSB
Sometimes salt comes with other impurities as well as agents that prevent the salt from clumping together. So if care is not taken, we can end up with other components that come along with it, salt isn’t always salt! Ancient salt from the Dead Sea area of Israel often contained impurities. When salt contains too many impurities, it’s no longer as useful as a preservative. You may as well throw it out.
And that’s the point Jesus makes: Christians can only serve as preserving agents when they’re free from impurities. We can’t let the world dilute our saltiness. The more we adopt the world’s values, the less we’ll be able to help stop its decay. When we’re indistinguishable from the world, we’re useless. But when we’re different from the world, we end up being used by God to help preserve the world and draw people to Christ.
Since you are the salt of your earth, how can you guard against impurities in your life? Ask God to reveal areas of impurity to you, and ask for his help so that you stay salty for his glory and the world’s good. Beware of being contaminated, a compromised believer is a contaminated believer. out for your soul!
I Declare: Today I declare that I am the salt of the earth. My life will preserve, purify and add taste both in speech and action. I refuse to be compromised!
Ignite Thought: We are the salt of the earth not sugar. Our presence is not just to change the taste but to purify and preserve.