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The other night I heard a chef speaking about the importance of salt in our food, not just to improve the taste and bring out flavor, but for other reasons as well. So I looked it up.


is a preserver.

helps prevent spoilage.

creates an inhospitable environment for pathogens.

is cleansing.

is antimicrobial.

promotes growth of desirable microorganisms.

Now, I’m not going to get too scientific here…actually it made me start thinking of the spiritual aspects. Because in Matthew 5:13 we are told that we are the salt of the earth.

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour , wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”

God made covenants of salt with His people in the Old Testament. I’m not exactly sure what that means or if I know the extent of the implication of a convenant of salt, but once salt is, you can’t get rid of it. It is everlasting. Once too salty, always too salty. Once in the land, it’s hard to get anything to grow there. So is a covenant of salt showing how lasting His promises are to us?

If we think of the properties of salt and apply them to the fact that we are suppose to be as salt in this world, perhaps we are to:

preserve His promises to us. And keep His ways alive and forever in this world.

make the world an environment where evil and darkness cannot exist.

be pure and cleansed by His Word through His blood that He shed for us.

resist the adversary.

and be promoters of spiritual health in the world. Nurturing and growing an environment that the Holy Spirit delights to dwell.

We are SALT. Let’s be SALT!

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