Being as SALT
"Ye are the salt of the earth..." Matthew 5:13 says. What does it mean to be as salt?
Indisputably, everyone would agree to the fact that salt is the basic and most important flavor in every meal. One can add all the sweet smelling spices in the world to a meal but without salt, it is still tasteless. So if Christ calls us to be the SALT of this earth, aren't we blessed? Dr. Bill Winston stated that as the salt of the earth, it means three things; we should be everywhere, we are to preserve the earth and we are to make people hunger for God. How are we to do this?
As I began to ponder over this, I understood that as salt is the most basic flavor in the world, it is needed everywhere. I have come to realize that, as Christians, we have branded some places as 'no-go' areas; which is understandable because it would be questionable for a Christian to be seen as a nightclub partying wildly but we are commanded to "go into the WORLD and preach the gospel..." We are not of the world but we are obviously in the world, aren't we? We keep ministering to each other in our various fellowships which is equally important but we tend to neglect those lost in the world. It may be difficult convincing an unbeliever to come to church with you but it is relatively easier reaching to the lost in their confusion and captivity and drawing them out to Jesus. Wherever we find ourselves, we should avail ourselves to be like guides leading the lost to Christ.
As salt, we are to preserve the earth. Come to think of it, if we the redeemed were not alive today, wouldn't the wrath of God have destroyed the world already? It is because of we the righteous by faith who are preserving the world right now. However, time is running out. The enemy is leaving no stone unturned deceiving people into eternal doom. Do you remember Job's case? As soon as God allowed Satan to hurt Job, he got right to work but what do we Christians do? We procrastinate a lot though we know time is running out. Let's continue to pray for the lost in the world those who are near and far from us so they would see the light before it is too late.
And we are to make people hunger after God-well that means we should live lives worth living. We should be admired by all who come into contact with us. Just our countenance should have an impact on people. People should feel the peace we have in our lives and the joy we have in our hearts. People should find us blameless. I know this is not easy to do as people can provoke to the point that we feel like retaliating. But thank God for His grace to prevail over all temptations.
So, go on and let's show the world that we are the SALT of this earth and at end, we can expect our Lord to say, "Well done, my good and faithful servant" and receive our promised crown of glory!
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Hi Josephine. Thank you for your critique on my article. (Even just two words is helpful and appreciated) I liked what you had to say here and how you said it in a way that was simple but still challenging in a gentle way. The more you learn about something like salt the deeper Christís message becomes. Grammar looked fine to me and I couldnít find anything to fix. God bless!