"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men." Matthew 5:13
In my study this week I found some helpful insights into the significance of Jesus' reference to His followers as "salt of the earth".
"Did you know that salt is a miracle? It’s composed of two poisons: chloride and sodium. If you ingest either by itself, you’ll die. But put them together and you have common, ordinary salt, and that which used to bring death somehow comes together to bring life, and that’s a miracle!
So it is with the Christian life, poisoned by sin, with death looming in the shadows, but it’s confronted by the grace of God in His death, and those two negatives merge to form a positive redemption!"
“It took a miracle to put the stars in place;
It took a miracle to hang the world in space.
But when He saved my soul,
Cleansed and made me whole,
It took a miracle of love and grace!”
Your saltiness as a Christian, like the saltiness of salt, is produced by the spiritual reaction of His grace interacting with your trust. Your "taste" is a result of your trust!
You will loose your saltiness when you fail to trust!
Will you trust Him to make you a "salty saint" today?