You Are the Salt of the World!

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“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” Matthew 5:13 (NIV)

If we have accepted Christ as Savior, You and I are the salt of the world. We have the power to heal, cleanse, preserve, create thirst, keep things afloat – like the Dead Sea, enhance an experience, take away stains, repel unwanted pests and add flavor to every life, situation or circumstance we encounter.

Salt is small and seemingly insignificant but, it is very necessary if we want to change the outcome of the flavor of what we cook or the look of what we clean. The same is true with us.

We may not be a big named preacher or someone others deem significant but we can give a smile to a cashier at the store, a kind word to a homeless person on the street or a shoulder to cry on for someone who is grieving. We can make a small donation to a local charity that’s working to make our community better or volunteer a few hours a week to that same charity. These things may seem small but they can make a big difference.

Christians are the salt of the earth. Everywhere we go and everyone we come in contact with should be changed by their encounter with us. This can be a very dangerous thing if the Christian the world comes in contact with is bitter, resentful, envious, and hateful or has a bad attitude. Christians with personalities like this in like putting too much salt in your food; it ruins the food.

Every time we’re going to encounter someone we need to ask ourselves these questions:

  1. Is my attitude going to enhance or ruin this encounter?
  2. How can I help clean away their stains?
  3. How can I help them stay afloat?
  4. Am I going to do anything that will cause me to be an embarrassment to God?
  5. Has my reputation been rightfully trampled by men?

Keeping these questions in mind will help us enhance our encounter with others verses ruining their view of Christ. We are the salt of the world. We are here to enhance other people’s lives one small act at a time.

Prayer for Today

January 8, 2015

Father, I watch TV and see that things haven’t changed from 2014 to 2015. Fear, doubt and hate, war and violence are still the weapon of choice by our eternal enemy. Many times when I’m watching, listening or reading the news I have to remind myself that you have not given me a spirit of fear, but of a mind of love, power and self-control.

I have to remind myself that you, the creator of heaven and earth, are my shelter and my hope in the midst of danger. You are my mighty and impenetrable force and security. You are my well proven help, right now as you have been before; you are my ready and reliable God!

When things don’t look like they’re going to work out in my best interest I have to remind myself that El Elyon, the Most High God, dwells in me and has given me a portion of His divine, dunamis power. You will break the power of my enemy. You have already made me victorious.

So today Lord, I will cease war like activities and rest in my personal knowledge; my past experiences with you. I will rest in the fact that my God is supreme! The Lord of the heavenly host is with me! His divine power is my defense and my cliff which makes me inaccessible to my enemies! Hallelujah! In Jesus name. Amen!

Scripture references:

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I Corinthians 15:57

II Timothy 1:7