Matthew 5:12New International Version (NIV)
12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
What would a good steak be without salt? I do not know about you, but I like a little salt on my steak. It enhances the flavor of the meat and makes your mouth water with every bite.
Jesus also used salt as a description to the believers that we are the salt of the world. What he meant by that is that as Christians, we are his preservatives to the world. He uses us to preserve his good from the evil of the world.
So how do we lose our saltiness? Mark 9:50 says that saltiness can be lost through lack of peace with one another. It is when we choose to compromise or settle for what is comfortable, and we no longer follow the commands and decrees from Christ’s teaching.
Like is says in our opening Scripture – We will be be thrown out and considered worthless. Maybe today you have lost your salty flavor. The good news is that you can get it back. Repent of your sins and ask Jesus to forgive you.
Allowing your life to be salty for Christ will then allow the Holy Spirit to fill your life. Be salty men! Allow your life to reflect the Lord.
Strength and Courage
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