Summary: Every analogy Jesus Used to refer to us has a meaning. What does it mean we are the salt? Why salt and not sugar? Today we will learn how to be salt and how to maintain our saltness.
You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. Matthew 5:13.
You are the salt of the earth. You are expected to maintain your saltiness because they are a possibility of losing it. If you lose your saltiness, then your worth is equal to nothing, but dust tramped underfoot.
These are tough statements that carry significant weight. My intention is not to scare anyone or make you feel inadequate.
I always wonder why Jesus never said we are the sugar or the honey; he said salt. This led me to understand more about salt. Today I will share with you characteristics of salt that we can apply in our lives.
1. Salt works silently but eventually causes change. If you are making tea and for some reasons you add salt instead of sugar, the salt will make a difference the flavor will be evident. Let us work silently but bring change , let our flavor be tasted by those around us. Paul wrote in Colossians 4:6 about our conversation being seasoned with salt to administer grace to the hearers.
2. Salt is a preservative, in the era when fridges were not as a common people used salt to preserve meats and other kinds of foods. We are called to be preservers by interceeding in our areas of positioning. Abrahm tried to preserve Sodom and Gommorah, Moses preserved the Israelites by interceding for them and today Jesus is seated at the right hand of God interceding for our preservation.
3. Salt is used as a disinfectant, if you get a cut and you clean the word with salty water all germs and bacterias die. They cannot co exist with salt. Let our presence as couriers of the presence of God expell all evils and sins.