Stay Salty

 

September 7

 

Read Matthew 5:13

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.”

 

Reflect

What is salt useful for? How are Christians similar to salt?

 

Salt has historically been called “white gold” because it was very valuable in ancient cultures. Not only was it used to season and flavor food, but it was necessary to preserve foods. It was so valuable that some cultures, like the Roman army, used to pay wages or trade in salt.

 

Our access to refrigeration has somewhat reduced our dependence on salt, though it is still the most widely used preservative. However, salt is still just as tasty as ever. When I watch a cooking show, a common critique is that the dish needs more salt. Salt enhances the flavor of a dish. Without enough salt, food is bland.

 

So why does Jesus compare Christians to salt? Because we are supposed to enhance the world. Our presence in society, or our lack thereof, should be noticeable. Just as a dish is bland without enough salt, so are our communities when Christians are not salty. When we act just like everyone else. The teachings of Jesus are not the same as the teachings of the world. If we are being biblically salty, the people around us will take note. They should notice that there is something different about us that is savory and appealing. Our saltiness brings opportunities to share the hope that we have in Jesus Christ.

 

But if we lose our salty flavor and go bland, blending into the world around us, we lose our ability to positively impact those around us for Christ. Is your life noticeably different because of your relationship with Jesus? We have been called to be the salt of the earth. Stay salty, friends.

 

Pray

Jesus, I know that my life should be different from the rest of the world. Help me to positively impact those around me and use me to draw others to You. Amen.

 

 

~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

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How can salt looses its taste? Can someone please explain the process (chimically, so then we do the spiritual parallel). GBU!
God, because I have chosen to be blessed by forgiveness of sin through Christ, I now have an obligation to live my life free of sin. (John 8: 1-11) Please, help me to maintain my saltiness. (Matthew 5:13) Please, help me to stay on the right path by following and obeying Christ's teachings. Please, help me to preserve Your Word through study, practice, and obedience to Your Word, and through sharing Your Word with others. For Your's is the Kingdom, the glory, the honor, the heavens, and everything within the earth including mankind. In Your Name, God, I pray. Amen.
When saltines losses it tates, it has to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.
Yes in the name of Jesus Christ may we all stay salty Amen.
Father help me through the purifying of my heart that I may stay salty. In Jesus name. Amen
I always thought this scripture meant we were to speak the truth to go again the popular opinion but this gives me hope I am not a very vocal confronting person . At work I do my job and don't get caught up in all the complaining and gossip So I guess that might make me stand out and be different.
FATHER, THANK YOU FOR TEACHING ME HOW TO BE THE SALT OF THE EARTH, AND HOW TO BE WELL SEASON TO THOSE AROUND ME. FATHER, I ASK THAT YOU ALWAYS TEACH ME YOUR WAY, WHEN SEEKING YOU IN JESUS🙏🏿
Its thoughtful and encouraging
I give to thanks to almighty Jehovah God always for what he is doing for me
Thank you and may GOD always bless you and may your saltiness always shine through!!! 🙏😇🙏
Thanks
AMEN!
May God give us the grace to be the salt that will give taste to our tasteless society in Jesus name. Amen.
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Thank y’all, keeping me spiritual in the word of our Lord Jesus Christ. Continue to learn each and everyday, about discipline and bible, getting an relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, and preach the gospel to others and helping other to have faith in our lord savior. Who die on the cross for our sin, In Jesus’s name, amen. 🙏🙏🙏
Thanks for the devotion today.
Thank you my Lord for your spiritual guidance in our journey of life. It's hard at times on how we approach others in bbringing to them scripture and rendering of oneself onto God, but In continued efforts zI venture everyday, knowing one dday, my son will hear you and I remain your vehicle.
Thank y’all for another wonderful devotion I pray that everyone who’s part of this devotion will realize how special we are to be apart of God’s plan to help other become part of his plan so enjoy this devotion to the fullest thanks again everybody
Thank you pastor for bringing out about the salt life and what it really means to live it in christ God bless you
God use me to glorify you by being salt that helps others and cares not about myself. For I know that you love the ones who are salt in your hands. So throw me where you please! Help me trust you today. Amen
Now you have more time loving others and being salt that makes others see Jesus in your life. Keep on trusting and loving him.
God bless you pastor for bringing us this devotional and I pray that God will guide us to be the salt of the earth Amen
Amen
I strive to be the salt of the earth
Well I've just a out stopped drinking (1 maybe 2 nips every other day. Sometimes daily. Not gon lie) I used to drinks pints daily. I dont smoke at all anymore after a pack a day for more than 30 yrs... I still smoke a little weed stopping that too tho cleaning myself up and in the process letting everyone who see me know I'm a child of God and just wanna do his work.....as God changes me more more daily taking away my demons as I praise him Amen
Dean Wesley: Please Jesus Help me be salt and help me Bring Light. Please Bring Light to my Heart and to my mind so I can see in Your Word what You want me to know. Please use me here with Sue Ellen and Sammatha and whoever You Bring in my life here and now.Thank You Abba and Jesus and Holy SPIRIT. AMEN and AMEN. 😇😇
Just what I needed to be reminded of today! Thank you for sharing! Lord, help me to use my "saltiness" to make a difference in this world , impacting lives and drawing others to You. Let each encounter reflect the hope we have in You bringing transformation.