“Pass the Salt”

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We live in a time when it is not popular to say, “Pass the Salt.”  A matter of fact, research has proven that excessive intake of salt (sodium) increases water retention, promotes high blood pressure, and even aids in heart complications.  From a natural perspective, salt is one of those nutrients health freaks try to eliminate from their diet and look for ways to substitute. They look for ways to get the flavor without their entire blood pH levels being altered.  From a spiritual perspective, it’s quite interesting that Matthew 5:13 encourages us that we are the salt of the earth.  We are compared to a resource that not only raises the blood pressure, but it adds flavor, it cures and preserves, it soothes aching muscles, it takes away soreness, it can be used as a body scrub, and it kills unwanted weeds.   I could go on about this gift called salt.  While being a necessity, if over used, it becomes a threat to life. Oh with the great power it has, why are we compared to being the salt of the earth? Perhaps men and women of God are intended to raise blood pressures, add flavor wherever they go, cure and preserve life, soothe aches and pains of one another, take away sores, scrub the heart of man, and kill unwanted weeds that sprout up in the gardens of life. In verse 13, the question is asked, “But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor?”  In other words, what good is salt if it can neither flavor, nor cure, preserve, soothe, or kill off the unwanted?  We can go a little further, what good are we, as believers,  if our lives aren’t changing up the taste of this world?  Are we adding to instead of taking from? Are we preserving the Word of God? Are we getting rid of those toxic things that come up against the kingdom?  We should be looking for the salt.  We should be searching for those salty people.  When life becomes bland, we should be humble enough to say, “Pass the Salt.”

Matthew 13, “Can you make it salty again?  It will be thrown and trampled underfoot as worthless.”  If you have lost your salt, don’t be afraid to ask someone to “Pass the Salt.”  We are children of God.  We are the difference. We are the flavor.  We are the salt of the earth.  Go out this week and season your environment.  Season your work place. Season your school. Season your homes. Season your life.  No need to have the gift and never use it for what it was intended to be used for.  This is one time I would encourage you, salt of the earth, to raise blood pressures!

Counting it All Joy,

Rev. Lucas

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