Good day! I started to write, “be salty,” but that doesn’t sound very positive. My experience from being around some folks much younger than me is that “salty” means, ‘someone angry or upset.’ Look around, and many are salty. But are they salty in the way that Jesus says we are to be salty?
Our verse for the day comes from Matthew 5, the Sermon on the Mount, specifically verse 13. Let’s see what Jesus says about being salty.
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.”
What is Jesus saying here? Believers are to influence the world in a good way. Salt makes things taste better. We are to make things better, to make the world a better place. What good does it do to anyone if we lose our “saltiness?”
Be the salt in someone’s life. Help, not hinder. Love, not hate. Lead, not mislead. Point others to Jesus Christ, who is the truth and the life. Now more than ever, people need to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.
Bridge to Grace – a nonfiction novel