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Salt-

Posted in Insights by misspicture on March 21, 2011

“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

I love it when God speaks to me from a passage that i’m familiar with. What i got out of this particular one is not very profound. But is very powerful at least to me.

As i was reading this the other day the phrase “what good is salt if it has lost its flavor” jumped out of the page and i started thinking…

We are salt. That’s a fact. And salt is used to flavor our food and to preserve things. so, when you know Jesus you become salt. You give hope to the people around you because of the hope that has been given to you. And you also help preserve people’s souls by sharing the message of Jesus. Ok. I get that.

But… the text says that salt could loose its flavor and, therefor, its ability to preserve and give hope.

What is the flavor in our christian lives? What is it that makes our lives flavorful? what is it, that when we loose it, we become somewhat useless?

After trying to answer these questions i came up with an answer.

The Gospel
The good news of salvation.

That is what makes our lives worth living. It’s what makes or lives attractive to those who dont know Jesus. The Gospel is what preservers and gives hope to those around us.

How often do we loose it? How often do we forget that we need the gospel ourselves. everyday.

Without it we become worthless. It sounds harsh but it is true. Salt without flavor is useless. So is a believer without the gospel transforming his/her life on a daily basis. God is not going to use us to transform others until we are  being transformed by Him.

In other words. Are we seizing the opportunities God is giving us to change the world around us?

I strongly believe [and im learning…] that we will never be able to impact those around us with the good news unless it is changing ourselves.

That is the beauty of the gospel. It is not a one time decision. It is not even a daily decision. It is a minute-by-minute lifestyle.

Have we lost our flavor as salt? go back to Mateo, Marcos, Lucas, and Juan… Go back to Christianity 101 and have an encounter with the words of our beautiful saviour. Let them equip you, train you, let them transform you, change you. Let them shape you.

Only then will the people around you truly see His power and his beauty as He shines bright through you.

 

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  1. Gian Carlo said,

    Yes! Change must start in our self through Christ before we can touch other people’s lives. 🙂


  2. […] Salt- (via The Heart of a Missionary-) 22 Mar "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 I love it when God speaks to me from a passage that i'm familiar with. What i got out of this particular one is not very profound. But is very powerful at least to me. As i was reading this the other day the phrase "what good is salt if it has lost its flavor" jumpe … Read More […]


  3. and ur back 🙂


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