Jesus said in Matthew 5:13 that His followers would be the salt of the earth. What does this mean exactly? Throughout this teaching, we'll be looking at the historical significance and uses for salt over the centuries and how that correlates to the amazing and positive impact Jesus has called His followers to have on the world around them. You're the salt of the earth!
Salt Brings Out & Enhances the Flavors of
the Ingredients it’s Mixed With
One day when making oatmeal from an instant packet, I decided out of curiosity to read what the ingredients were. I was surprised to find salt as one of them. I thought of salt as something you put on French fries, meats, and fish, but why on earth would they mix salt with the other ingredients of an oatmeal packet? You may also find that when baking a pie the recipe will call for you to add a small amount of salt. Again this is puzzling, why would I add salt to something that is supposed to be sweet? Well, it turns out that salt not only adds flavor to food, it actually enhances the flavor of the ingredients that it is mixed with. So, when you put salt in your pie, it brings out the best of the other ingredients so that the pie is that much more flavorful. Likewise, Jesus calls us to not only sprinkle the world but to intermingle with it so that through God’s character and nature inside us, people’s best flavors (their personalities, character traits, and God-given gifts & abilities) will be brought forth and enhanced; making their lives more flavorful and enjoyable.
Salt is a Preservative
Salt is an Antiseptic
Salt is a Disinfectant
Salt Keeps Colors Bright on Boiled Vegetables
Salt Aids in the Absorption of Nutrients and
the Disposal of Waste from the Bloodstream
Salt Melts Snow & Keeps Roads from Freezing Over
Salt is Found in Every Cell in Our Bodies and
It Prevents Cellular Death
Go Confidently into the World and
Be the Salt of the Earth!
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