I was salty before salty was slang.

As culture would, slang has rendered the concept of ‘being salty’ as a negative characteristic at the time of this writing. My teenager and I have had a few conversations about this as I call myself “salty” with pride, and she so delicately informs me of the ‘true’ meaning of it. To make her case: Urban Dictionary definition: pissed, upset; A word originating in Philadelphia generally meaning that you just got played, or are looking stupid, either because of something you did, or something that was done to you; Being angry, agitated, upset. (just three of the many entries)

Hogwash.  People were ‘salty’ long before Urban Dictionary defined it (no offense UD!), and it did not mean being ill tempered or ill mannered.

“When I was a kid,” I explain to my skeptical teenager, we listened to and watched a character named Psalty, the singing songbook, named after the term psalter which is a volume containing the book of psalms… from the Bible… whose purpose was to ‘help kids understand that God wants our praise and worship to come from our hearts.’

Regardless of my personal experience with the term, the Etymology Dictionary states that the original term ‘salty’ is “from salt in the sense of ‘that which gives life or pungency’ (1570s, originally of words or wit).”

And long before that, say a thousand years or so, Jesus gave the concept of ‘being salty’ its original meaning when He said “You are the salt of the earth.”

Marinate in Matthew 5:13
For the Bible tells me so.

Not my words. His. Look it up. 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.”

According to scripture, being salty is a good thing! A desirable trait. A characteristic we do not want to lose!

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!

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