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.”
There is so much in this little parable, but the main thrust is DISTINCTIVENESS. Salt is distinctively different from the thing upon which it is put. By nature and by purpose it is different. So are believers. They are distinctively different by nature and by purpose. By nature believers are a new creation, born of God II Corinthians 5:17; I Peter 1:23; by purpose believers are to penetrate and change the very taste of the earth.
The child of God’s character is like salt. Believers are called and designed (made) to be the salt of the earth. Several things can be said about salt that point out just what Jesus means. Salt is distinctive. It is totally different from the food or object upon which it is put. The power of salt lies in this difference. Believers, just as salt, are to be different from the world. The power of their lives and their testimony lies in their being different and distinctive.
They are to be “unspotted from the world” James 1:27. Romans 12:2 says, “and be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Salt preserves. It keeps things from going bad and decaying. It cleanses and disinfects. Believers just as salt, are to cleanse and preserve the world. They are to disinfect the world and keep the germs of the world from causing things to go bad. Believers are to save the world from corruption.
Notice with me what 1 Peter 1:22-25 says:
“Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. For all flesh is as grass and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away; but the word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”
Always keep in mind, as a child of God “you are the salt of the earth”. You were chosen to make a difference in the quality living and life. You are special in God’s eyes, and an anointed agent of change. To be continued…
Remember:”There remaineth yet very much land to be possessed”. Whatever you do keep in mind, “People Matter”.
P.S. Make plans to be at the International Seminar May 18-21, 2015 in Columbia, SC.
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