There’s a mineral that we use every day and can’t live without. It gives life and we use it to accent our food, preserve food, bathe in, and even cleanse wounds. Spiritual salt is also crucial to life, and we must always be filled and ready to respond when we hear, “Please, pass the salt!”
Jesus had just finished giving His famous Beatitudes, or Sermon on the Mount when He told His disciples that they were the salt of the earth. First He defined the characteristics of believers and then compared them to the value of salt. Salt, like the characteristics of His Spirit, brings life! And so, if we truly are saved with His Spirit in us, then we will act and react in the same manner that He did according to the lesson He was teaching.
He tells us to be humble, meek, hungry for Jesus, merciful, pure in heart, peacemakers and faithful. Jesus said that we will be happy if we have these virtues in our heart. Why? Because they will flow through us naturally, and others will see them and see Christ through them.
Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.—Matthew 5:3-10
The only way the world is going to see Jesus is through those who believe in Him and who let His Spirit live in and through them. The world won’t find salvation in Hollywood or in social clubs. It won’t find Jesus in drugs or alcohol. It won’t even see Him in those “nice” people in our neighborhood. The only way anyone will see Jesus is when He reveals Himself to them through His Spirit.
Jesus said that we are to be the salt of the earth. We are to be the essence that gives savor to everyone we come in contact with. We are to give Spiritual life to those who are Spiritually dying. If we don’t show them how good life is with Jesus, the people will never know. We are God’s temple here on earth, and we need to let our light shine so they can see us and come to us to get their portion of the salt—the life in us that leads to Jesus.
But salt can lose its savor after time and then become useless. It may look like salt, and feel like salt, but it doesn’t do anything and has no useful purpose. And so Christians can also lose their savor—or their value when Christ, the savor [aka S-A-V-I-O-R] is not alive in them. The only way to keep our salt filled with savor is to study the Bible, know God and let Jesus live in us every day in everything we do. Then the salt will remain perfect, useful, and valuable.
This world needs a revival, a Spiritual awakening like never before because Jesus is getting ready to return and our time to win souls for Him is running out. Billy Graham did his part and now we must do ours. We need to pray, study the Bible and worship God so that we can get to work! We can’t all be on the front lines, but we can all be part of His mighty work in some way. We can pray for others, help Godly ministries with financial and prayerful support, help people in need, share with the poor, take a public stand for God, promote His name on social media, or be a friend to those who need one.
We need to be ready at all times to do whatever God has planned for us each day, and even though trials will come to try and stop us, we must always be ready to go; always be ready to answer when we see a need that says, “Please, pass the salt.”
- But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.—1 Peter 3:15
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