“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.”
I am a “salty person,” not a “sweet person.” Of course I’m referring to taste, but Jesus is referring to who we are. Dr. Snyder explains it this way:
“We’re the ones who are supposed to be salty, tasty, tangy. We’re the ones who are supposed to provide the spice of life to the world. Jesus’ true followers are supposed to be the red-hot chili pepper in the mix. But how?…He will be the light of the world and the salt of the earth through us. When the world sees him in us, in our actions and attitudes, then it will recognize that without him there is no tang to life and no light to guide us out of the darkness. Then when we are fulfilling this job description, we’ll find ourselves saying, ‘Now I see why we’re on this earth. Finally, I understand why I’m here, where I’m going, and what it all means.'”
TODAY’S PRAYER: Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you the important role your need and the answering of it plays in the greater drama of our calling to be salt in the world.
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