So we know what salt is… but why are we salty?
The mineral itself is not always the most pleasant of experiences, it’s bitter, sour, can ruin a meal if overused, and it can give you diarrhea. No joke, by nature it’s a laxative, “purgative” (ever heard of an epsom salt enema?)… but I digress… my point is that salt can be tough to take (absolutely NO pun intended here).
But salt can also be sweet tasting amongst complimentary ingredients. Like when added to pineapple – which magically renders a sweet pineapple even sweeter! 8th grade science will tell you exactly how the sodium chloride neutralizes the bitter components of a pineapple and magnifies the sweetness….. But how are WE salty?
Upon salvation, the Holy Spirit – God’s truth – is sealed up in us (Ephesians 1:13). However, God’s truth abiding in us is not always pleasant, nor is the walk with Him. We have to endure things we don’t want to, (James 1:2-3), and obey restrictions that are sometimes counterintuitive. We also bear the responsibility of sharing this truth with others.Take a second and imagine a piece of iron actually sharpening another piece of iron, the friction, the heat, the sound that makes your skin crawl… right there with the salt enema… not. pleasant.
Here’s the ‘but’… the truth neutralizes the bitter components of life and magnifies the sweetness. God’s word guards us and guides us simultaneously, allowing us to take up residence right in the sweet spot of faith. Right where we can sit comfortably, kick up our feet, know that God is in control and focus on following His truth because we know His will is better than our way. Peace… the salted pineapple, comes from the Holy Spirit within us.
Matthew 5:13 says: “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 underfoot.”
We are the salt of the earth; Purgative, Cathartic, Consistent, Abundant, Preserving, Enhancing, and Eternal, because we have the Holy Spirit within us. We carry God’s truth and pour it onto everything that crosses our paths. It may be a little abrasive at times, but it forces the toxins to flee from our lives, it heals our wounds, it is steadfast and infinite, it is preserving God’s word through glorification, it is enhancing our lives and others and marinating in it ensures the full expression of our flavored souls in the Heavens.
I hope to inspire every reader to be salty; to preserve God’s word, soaking it up and using the truth to enhance the lives of others. As salt is to food, we shall be to life.
One thing I know for sure, is that whatever Jesus says I am, I AM! He says we are the salt of the earth. So it is. Undebatable. He also says that we are no good if we lose our saltiness, so here’s to staying salty!
I hope to inspire every reader to be salty. To soak up and preserve God’s word, and use the truth to enhance the lives of others. As salt is to food, we shall be to life. We are the salt of the earth; Purgative, Cathartic, Consistent, Abundant, Preserving, Enhancing, and Eternal.
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