Matthew 5:13. “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”
Salt Flavors. It influences the taste of things. It takes bland, tasteless food and make it relishing. Believers are to also flavor and influence the world for Christ. They are to take the bland and tasteless, salt them and make them relishing within the world.
The fruit of the Spirit in the believer’s life plays a major part in affecting a “tasteless” world. Notice what Galatians 5:22-23 says: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”
Also, notice what 1 John 1:3 says: “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have Fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ”. Salt flavors!
Salt is Quiet. It is visible, but it works silently, making no noise whatsoever during its work. Believers, the salt of the earth, are to work quietly and discreetly. 1 Peter 3:4 says; “Let it (your behavior) be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”
Salt Spreads. Its flavor spreads all about. A sprinkle of salt has a widespread effect. A believer’s salt spreads far and wide
Salt is Irrepressible. Once applied, it cannot be stopped. A believer’s salt, his testimony, is irrepressible; it cannot be stopped. I believe that Isiah 55:10-11 makes the point. “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: It shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
Remember “you are the salt of the earth”, says Jesus. The saints mission is to salt the earth. Note the critical point: believers are the salt of the earth not of heaven. They can do nothing to salt heaven. They cannot penetrate, flavor, or preserve heaven. Any fellowship whatsoever they have in heaven is a gift from heaven. However, believers are the salt of the earth; they can penetrate, flavor, and preserve the earth.
Shake the salt out of the shaker, before it gets hard. You are chosen by God to salt the earth for Him. Too much salt is being stored and locked up at the church – Let us spread the salt into all of the world. “There remaineth yet very much land to be possessed.” “People Matter” – Let us help them to become “Salt Shakers”.