Matthew 5:13 New International Version (NIV)
Salt and Light
13 “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.
We are currently doing a sermon series in our church called, “Who do you think you are?” The series pushes into identity of who we are. It is not about how others perceive us, but rather how our Lord sees us.
In Matthew 5, Jesus preaches one of his greatest sermons. It is called The Sermon of the Mount. Jesus speaks to the crowds who where gathering and to his twelve disciples. He talks about not who we are on the outside, but rather what is inside is what really counts.
He begins his teaching after the Beatitudes. He tells us we are salt. He says salt serves two purposes. The first is to enhance flavor. The second is to preserve.
When I think about my life as being salty, I ask, “Do I enhance someone to the Gospel?” My life should be one that creates enhancement. People should be drawn.
And secondly, “Is my life and my speech gracious to others?” “Do I create spice in such a way that others just want to hang out with me?” “Do they see Jesus in my words?”
I pray, today, that we all create a little more seasoning in life, and that we become ‘Salt Shakers’ for Jesus. Jesus called his men and the crowd to be salty. The same commissioning still occurs today.
Are you salty?
Strength and Courage