On Being Salty

“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.“ Matthew 5:13

Are you salty?

Have you ever eaten a baked potato without anything on it—no salt or seasoning at all?  If you did it once, you wouldn't want to do it again.  It is much too bland and not as enjoyable as the potato with all the fixings.

During the recent pandemic many people experienced a strange new side effect they had never experienced before.  They lost their sense of taste.  Perhaps you were one of them.  A friend of mine lamented that she longed for the taste of salt again.

I believe many today long for the taste of salt again. . . in you and in me.  As followers of Christ, that is our job . . . to be His flavor, His seasoning in the world around us.  It is our worth and the value that we add.  This seasoning causes the world around us to crave Him, to crave something other than the blandness and indifference all around them.  We must sprinkle this salt everywhere we go so that others may taste Him and know Him.

Psalm 34:8 tells us to, “Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!”

How are others to know of His goodness unless they taste it through us?  If not through us, then who?  How?  Where?

So, I’ll ask you again.  

Are you salty?

May we each clean off our shaker top and start spreading the flavor of Jesus.

Goodnight, Runners.


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