Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Salt of the Earth....

Matthew 5:13 KJVYe are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Have you ever wondered what Jesus meant when He said "Ye are the salt of the earth"? It is something that I could not really understand for some time. I had heard that since salt is a preservative, that is what it meant. That really did not make complete sense to me, but then I heard a Bible teacher explain it in a way that made a lot of sense to me. ( I am sorry I cannot remember the name of the Bible teacher.) Anyway,  I would like to share it with you here on my blog.

SALT - ( brambleberry.com )

We all know that salt makes us thirsty. So that is what Jesus is referring to here in Matthew 5:13. As we live our Christian life, we will come in contact with people who are saved and others who are not saved. If we have the Holy Spirit dwelling inside of us, are giving off that salty taste ....we will be people who encourage others to a closer walk with the Lord also. We are salt and are helping others to become thirsty for the Lord and to be in a better and closer relationship with Him.  On the other hand, if we are carnal Christians, dabbling in sin and not serious about our walk with the Lord, we are salt that has lost it's salty flavor and we are not helping those who we come in contact with to thirst for the Lord and His Word.  Jesus says such salt that has lost it's salty taste is no use to Him.

Think about it.....

Matthew 5:13 ERV “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its taste, it cannot be made salty again. Salt is useless if it loses its salty taste. It will be thrown out where people will just walk on it.

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