Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Salt Explained

I'm reading a book called Improving Your Serve by Charles R Swindoll...It's definitely one of my favorites! 

In Matt. 5:13 Jesus tells us that:  “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 underfoot.

So what are the functions of salt?  How is it used, and what is it for?  How can we practice this verse practically?

Here are some facts about salt that helped me understand the concept.

1.)  Salt is shaken and sprinkled...not poured.  Too much salt ruins food.  It is a good reminder for Christians to spread out rather than stay huddled all together.

2.)  Salt adds flavor...but it is obscure.  No one ever comments "My, this is tasty salt!"  Servants add zest to life, a flavor impossible to achieve without them.

3.)  Salt is unlike any other seasoning.  Its difference, however, is it's strength.  It can't be duplicated, and it must be applied before it is useful.  Salt in the shaker does nobody any good! 

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