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Salt of the Earth

I love to cook. It came with a lot of practice. And I was not always as good as I am now. Not to toot my horn. There once was a time I decided to make some brownies I was young and I did not have permission to be in the kitchen. My parents were out and Just as I was finishing, I was pulling the brownies out of the oven my parents arrived. Although not happy with me for getting into things they were happy to see I was becoming quite adept in the kitchen.  Everyone’s mouth started to water seeing and smelling the brownies. Everyone’s mouths were set to have a wonderful tasting treat. But to my horror and everyone else’s the taste was horrible. I had added to much salt to the recipe.

We are called 

As Christians, We are called to be the salt of the earth. Mathew 5:13 NIV “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…” now if I was so uber historian I could probably give you all kinds of interesting facts. I’m not. But as I was looking up salt so I could write this article I did, in fact, I happened to find out that salt is used in creating roads. I can’t tell you exactly how it is used but I find it interesting salt even today salt input in the road to be trampled underfoot or car.

Salt perfects,

Salt adds flavor to the food it is added to. As in my opening story, it is easy to overpower food with the taste of salt. A little bit goes a long way. So since Salt is meant to add flavor and it is not meant to overpower. I think what that verse means in Mathew 5:13 is we as Christians are to be just enough and not overpowering.

Salt purifies.

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But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?

Now I know this but I don’t know how. Salt is a purifying ingredient. But I did run a google search on it and I did find that there is a lot on the subject. But I did not feel it was relevant to actually sit down and read it all. Suffice it to say it is true salt does purify. Thus as Christians, I think we need to be aware and ready to head the Lords and leading when it comes to non-believers. We can only spread the word of God on hearts that are prepared by God.

Final thoughts 

As I was writing this article I found out salt is in a lot more then you might be aware of. Salt is a regular ingredient in just about everything. If I actually give you examples I would be forced to go look up all the sites and you would be bogged down. The point is though just as salt is in everything so should we as Christians be in everything.

Don’t hesitate to comment I would love to hear from you and get your thought on the subject.

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