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 by men. – Matthew 5:13
Salt was a preservative back then. It was packed into meats to keep it edible and to flavor it. The picture that Jesus paints here is one where we are called to preserve our workplace, our household, our neighborhood. When we don’t flavor it, we have lost our effectiveness for God and man. There is a distinctiveness to our lives as we preserve our surroundings for the glory of God.
Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
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