Saturday, October 24, 2009

Are You Salt?

I have been reading in Matthew. God started speaking to me in Chapter 6 and then I went back to Chapter 5.

Matt 5:13 "You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength its quality) how can its saltness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men"

Okay, so in the verses before he is talking about being persecuted for the Lord's sake and how blessed it is to be persecuted. Then you read this verse. And I was puzzled for a bit. Wanting to know what the Lord was trying to say to me.

I looked up the definitions of some key words.

Salt - we all know what it is. One of its definitions though is an element that gives liveliness, piquancy or pungency; wit. Salt is a product formed by the neutralization of an acid by a base.

Strength -we know it as - the quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power, vigor.
But it also means - Moral power, firmness or courage (among several others).

Looking at that I said wow! Salt is formed by the neutralization of an acid (the world, satan etc) by a base (God/Jesus). By that base we are given our liveliness, piquancy, pungency, and wit - our salt.

If we lose that saltiness, then we are not worth much as a witness. We can not be counted as blessed as the verses above speak about when we are not walking in the liveliness, piquancy, pungency, wit, moral power, firmness, or courage that comes from God and God alone. And losing our salt means that the world can "walk all over us". In that I equate it to the fact that we have victory over death and this world with Christ. With out HIM we have nothing.

Are you Salt?

Have you lost your saliness?

I pray today that you, like I am, take a look at your salt and see where you are at with Him. 

Be blessed!