“You are the salt…”
When sitting down to enjoy a good meal people often ask, “Can you pass the salt please?” This is often said before they’ve even tasted a mouthful. They want the seasoning on hand to be able to improve the flavor. They want to make their meal a more enjoyable & memorable experience.
In today’s verse Jesus says that we are the salt of the world. We are what everybody wants so that they can have greater flavor and enjoyment in life. When we know what we are we’re able to help other people more effectively. We can touch their lives and cause their future to have more flavor, enjoyment and to be more memorable. We do this simply by being ourselves and helping others.
Now remember that salt doesn’t do any good sitting on a table in a saltshaker. It’s got to be sprinkled on the food for its full benefit to be realized. It’s the same with us. We need to get out of our own little world and influence others in a Godly way. When we act like salt by helping others we will get the result the Bible promises: Glorifying the Father in Heaven [Matthew 5:16]
This week let’s make a decision to “sprinkle” ourselves over the lives of lots of other people. Let’s become their encouragement, their fun and their friend. Let’s get out of the saltshaker by doing something special with someone who is lonely or marginalized in our world. Before long, your salt will season each relationship and God the Father will be glorified in Heaven.