Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thoughts about Salt by Katherine Kehler

"You are the salt of the earth. . .” Matthew 5:13

Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another." Mark 9:50

After I read these verses, I began to think about the reasons for salt being good thing.

  1. Salt enhances the flavor of food,
  2. Salt is used to preserve meat.
  3. Salt is used to thaw ice.
  4. Salt is a water softener.
So, because Jesus said, we are the salt of the earth, how are we, as His followers salting the world around us?

We enhance our surroundings. Two examples. Our behavior is based on Biblical values—integrity, truthfulness, peace, joy and love. We dress modestly to set a standard. 

We preserve by being there to help neighbors, co-workers and family when they need someone to comfort them – we are like healing ointment. We share the gospel with them so they can choose to know the power of Christ within them.

We melt icy relationships by being kind and loving to those around us even when they are cold to us. In time they will melt. Love never fails.

We soften the world around us by smiling and being gentle and kind. We make an effort to be friendly to all people—regardless of their race, religion, color, or lifestyle. We help those in need.
by Katherine Kehler 

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