Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Salt of The Earth

 I was listening to a sermon today and the preacher was using the example that Christ often uses in the Bible, of Christians being the salt of the Earth. After the sermon was over I started to ponder just what being the salt meant. We usually use the fact that salt is a gift from God to give flavor to otherwise bland food. Yes I would agree that salt gives flavor but then it struck me that when I eat salt on something I am immediately thirsty for water.
 We are not only to be the salt of the earth for flavor but also to cause a thirst for God like no one has ever known! If we are truly living a Christ centered life and showing the peace, joy, and love of God then we are going to cause those around us to thirst after the God that fills our lives. They are going to wonder why we have joy even in the difficult times and can rejoice so greatly during the good times. There will be a natural wonder at the glory shining from our lives and the fact that we give God the glory for all that He does. Once we have caused this thirst in those around us, we are to share this water that God has given to us, through others when we ourselves thirsted to know the love of God.

"As cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country."  ~Proverbs 25:25

Because God has made us to be the salt of the earth we have three main missions.

1. To cause a thirst for God
2. To preserve the gift of God's love
3. To give flavor to the world that they may taste the goodness of God's love

These are all very important missions. We must never take them lightly and yet so often we do. Why do we make trivial the dying souls of men that know not what it is like to be given a cup of cold water when they thirst in the desert? Why do we not seek to give this precious gift to all those we possibly can? God's word says that if we are not being a salty flavor in the mouths of those lost souls around us then we are worth nothing but being trampled under the feet of men. God does not use His words lightly!

"Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men."  ~Matthew 5:13

How brightly do you shine?
Arise oh ye servants of THE MOST HIGH KING! Let us be faithful servants doing the will of our great and merciful master! Let us be His light in a dark world bringing a thirst, and the water to those lost souls around us. And let us never lose our saltiness in this lost world!


  1. A very good thought, Naomi! It was a great message we listened to! I am so blessed to see how much it affected you! I am thankful that the Lord has your heart!!! I love you!

  2. Wow! I have never thought about that before. About salt causing a thirst. That really gives a new perspective on it. I have been thinking hard lately about being salt and light. If we are going to live godly in Christ Jesus, it is very easy to stand out. Yet, how hard it is for our flesh for us to be "different". By God's grace, may my life cause a thirst in someone else's. Thank you, Naomi. This was very encouraging!

    Love you,

  3. Very thought provoking... and heart prodding. Thank you for encouraging us to reach souls for Him. Hugs, Mrs. Potvin

  4. That's a neat perspective! Thanks for sharing.



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