King James Version
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
I have heard this scripture many times but never really gave it much thought. It has been ringing in my ears lately.
” Ye are the salt of the earth”
My first thought was INFLUENCE. I use this in relation to food. When you sprinkle/dump ( 🙂 ) salt of your food, it influences the taste of it. It alters the taste of it. It can bring out the best of it!
My second thought was CURE. Salt can drive out/ dry up infections and clean wounds.
My third thought was PRESERVER. It will keep things from going bad, spoiling, helps maintain freshness.
With these thoughts in mind, we are the salt of the earth. We should influence, cure, and preserve. Do we do these things? Do we influence the things around us? Do we alter the atmosphere with our presence alone? Do we preserve our selves and keep others? Do we keep things fresh and pure? Can we drive out demonic infection?
I am sure that we all have some flavor on our lives. The flavor that we should have is salt…What’s your flavor?