"Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men."
Salt is who we are but if we fail to function as such we become useless. The importance of the Christian being the salt of the world has been sometimes taken lightly leaving the church bland at best. We have become a body of believers often watching the events of this world take place and turn our heads. We have closed our eyes to the attacks of the enemy against the church, especially the institute of family. We believe if we ignore it long enough or if we just stay inside the walls of the church the things of the world won't affect us. But the people who come into the body of Christ are seeking refuge from the world. If the enemy can sever family he can weaken the church. When we choose to ignore the issues of life we allow the effects of sin and iniquity infiltrate the congregation of the Lord. We become desensitized to the work of the enemy and slowly become tasteless.
How crucial is salt? It is a preservative. By creating a hostile environment for bacteria the microorganisms that would cause spoilage are dehydrated and the salt inhibits their growth. Physically, the human body cannot live without it. The body requires sodium and chloride for life and health. However, the flesh or body cannot produce either element. Therefore salt is an essential nutrient. The same is applicable to the Christian believer. We must maintain our savor.
Salt is found primarily in two places. One location is bedded in rock. "And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ." The other is water. "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."
Since flesh cannot manufacture its own salt we must look to Christ and embrace the Holy Spirit to become transformed into the salt of this earth. If we don't continually seek the Lord we loose our savor. We become callused to the things of this world and idly stand by while the war for the souls of people is being waged. We talk amongst ourselves about how bad things are but fail to take action.
The world cannot manufacture its own salt. It needs us to be the salt it so desperately needs to survive and to supply those whose spiritual health is failing with this essential element. We are appointed to be salt now we must ask ourselves if we have lost our savor. There are lives that depend on it.