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How Salty Are You?

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“You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt
has lost
his savor, wherewith shall it be salted?
It is thenceforth
 good for nothing, but to be cast out,
and to be
trodden under foot of men.”
Matthew 5:13

Let’s talk about SALT. It’s necessary for both human life and animal life. Ever had a dog want to lick your hand and keep licking it? Have you watched cattle enjoying a good ‘salt lick’?

If you look on Google for information on salt, you’ll be amazed to learn that there are over 14,000 known uses for salt. And yes, the very cells in your body are in a saline solution. Your body needs it—for blood, sweat, and tears, as well as for digestive juices and other bodily liquids. Regardless of the pros and cons of salt use, it’s important to understand that your physical body needs salt. When you don’t get enough salt in your diet, it can lead to other serious physical problems and conditions that could otherwise be avoided with sufficient salt intake. We won’t get into the nitty-gritty of the physiology of salt, but suffice it to say salt in your body is important and necessary.

Okay, that’s the physical aspect and importance of salt in our daily lives; but what about your spiritual salt? How salty are you?

You are the salt of the earth—Jesus said so. When you’re a child of God, you’re the salt of the earth. That means through God’s power in your life and example, others will recognize their thirst for Jesus in their lives. When people see that you are making it through various trials and troubles still maintaining your composure and keeping your peace, they’ll want what you have.

Keep your saltiness salty; don’t let it become insipid, lacking flavor and vigor. You are the salt of the earth, right now, today, so sprinkle some of God’s love and grace to those you meet.