Wednesday, March 19, 2008


You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor,
how shall it be seasoned? Matthew 5:13a

In the Toledo, Ohio area we have been hit with a large amount of snow and ice this winter. We have had so much that I've heard we are almost out of salt for de-icing the roads. Hopefully we won't need any more this year!

Salt not only is a good ice melter, but in Biblical times it was so valuable that it was often used as a form of money, exchanged for goods. We typically think of salt as a substance that adds flavor to foods, yet it can also be a great preservative and was used that way quite often years ago.

In the verse above, Jesus tells us to be the salt of the earth. So how can we do that? How can we add flavor and be a preservative? Can we do this at work?

If we can walk with Him and show others the joy in our heart (even at work), we will add much seasoning or flavor to the lives of others. Jesus came not only to give us everlasting life in heaven but to give us an abundant life here on earth. So let's act like it!

If we do as He commanded and love others as we would love ourselves, think about the influence we could have over those around us--we could be a preservative, so to speak, to the darkness of this world.

So let's get salty!

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