You are the salt of the earth. Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men”.
During Roman times, salt was valuable. Salt was a form of wealth. In Matthew Chapter 5, Jesus sees the multitudes and goes to the mountain top to preach. He uses the illustration of salt not just figuratively, but literally as well.
Salt is important to our bodies. It causes our bodies to become thirsty by activating electrolytes. And the water then allows the kidneys to distribute a healthy amount of electrolytes throughout the bloodstream, and this action regulates blood pressure.
As a Christian, we bring ‘the salt of Jesus’ to a dying world that thirsts for direction. We flavor the world. Don’t be salt that loses flavor. As salt, we can make the world thirst for the Word of God.
When we show the love and grace of Jesus, this salt feeds hope to an undernourished world. We are the body of Jesus. We are the salt of the Earth. If salt is wealth, then we, as Christians, are the wealth of Jesus. We inherited His wealth when He died on the cross for us. His sacrifice redeemed us, ransomed our lives from sin and brought us back into fellowship with God the Father.
Dear God, You call us to be salt of the earth and light of the world. We confess that our witness is often bland and gloomy. Forgive us when we fail to be an influence for good, and when we condone or do what is wrong in Your sight. Help us to flavor the earth with righteousness and to reflect the light of Your love in a dark world; through Jesus Christ, the Light of the world. Amen.