“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavour? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. Mathew: 5:13
While meditating on the above verse I was trying to google for some properties of the Salt, and I found this interesting one,
“It’s been proposed that adding salt to food enhances other flavors by tying down water molecules. Basically, salt might stop water molecules from diluting all the other flavors in your food. In this case, salt isn’t there to add a salty taste, but rather to hide bitterness.”
It is fascinating to know that, how a pinch of salt can turn a tasteless dish into a delicious one.
Now how does that apply to us in real life? How can we be SALT? Being a salt (Born-again/Spirit-filled Child of GOD) can bring a huge difference to this world. Specially when you are out in the world be it your classroom, workplace or even a park, you will definately make a diffference. You will stand out in the crowd when you are a Salt. Your words will be different full of kindness and love, your actions would point out to JESUS and your behavior would not be the same as others. This can be easily noticed when you’re are standing in a queue or in traffice when others are getting annoyed and swearing, you will still be putting up a big smile because of the joy of the LORD in you.
Thats when people will notice theres something different about you, something contagious, something that they will also long to have.
There’s 1 more interesting fact about salt, the more you add salt to your food, the more you have the need to drink water. Salt makes us thirsty.
Just like eating lots of salt makes one thirsty, your attitude, behavior and handling things will also make the world thirsty for what you have.
Make the most of every opportunity. Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out. Colossians :4:6(The Msg)
I love the above verse, part of being Salt is to bring out the best in others. Bring out the best in your spouse, your child, your friend, your colleague, your neighbor or any stranger that you come across.
The Bible gives us the examples like Joseph and Daniel, who stood out from the crowd because they had an excellent Spirit and everyone around them noticed that the SPIRIT OF GOD was with them. Everything they did was different than that of a worldly person and it brought great glory and honour to GOD.
Today lets make the decision, ask the HOLY SPIRIT to help you and guide you to be a Salt to this world. It pleases our GOD greatly to see His son and daughter doing HIS Will and fulfilling their calling by being a Salt and not just getting diluted in the world!
Let’s start seasoning the world!!!!!
PS: As salt absorbs water, so will our spirit start longing for more of the HOLY SPIRIT! Today soak yourself in the HOLY SPIRIT! (Courtesy:Arunesh :))