November 4th, 2019
Matthew 5:13 (KJB) Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Salt is a natural element God made available in this world. It has various purposes, including the intricate working of the heart along with other essential minerals such as Potassium and Calcium. Salt is used by man to preserve meat and to flavor food. Salt is applied to snow and ice to bring about melting in the winter months. Salt is necessary for making homemade ice cream and for dotting the tops of soft pretzels.
However, one particular purpose for salt stands far and above any other. This is one purpose of a spiritual nature, rather than concerning anything physical. God tells us that salt should be present and visible in the life of every sincere child of God. The presence of salt lies in opposition to sin. Salt shines with the brilliance of God.
Just like French fries are not as tasty without a generous sprinkling of salt and a side of ranch dressing, a child of God is not savory in representing things of God in this world without salt. God says that a person without salt makes him not suitable for anything and one who should be cast out. The reality is if a person does not have salt he or she cannot shine for God. He has accumulated the mire sin, thereby having no ability to shine for God, but instead aligned with the god of this world.
Salt is a necessary ingredient in the life of every child of God; both physically and spiritually. Without salt, a man cannot shine by pointing to the presence and power of God at work in his life nor can he sustain physical life by the autonomous beating of his heart. Instead, his life will naturally reflect his sin in aligning to the nature of the god of this world, and without salt, his heart will fail to beat for absent salt physically speaking, vital baseline values will fluctuate and allow the abnormal function of the heart and other vital organs.