What is salt? Salt contained many impurities when the Jews source was from the Dead Sea. They used salt to preserve food, add flavor to food and used on many of the offerings to God. Salt today has to be watched in our diets, Now called sodium, it is used excessively in our processed foods. Jesus called us to be the salt of the earth. Our relationship with Him should be solid, strong and ongoing. If the salt loses it’s taste or flavor, the world may never know God. Matthew mentions seasoning which should come from our leading a life resembling the life of Jesus.
“You are the world’s seasoning, to make it tolerable. If you lose your flavor, what will happen to the world? And you yourselves will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless”. Matthew 5:13. NLT. One of the best ways a person comes to believe is seeing Jesus in us. We must always remember who is watching us.
This influence may include our children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends. We can without realizing, put a poor flavor in their lives. This may result in a poor witness if no change or pure salt is being part of their lives. What will happen in the world and to us believers if we fall from Jesus with no flavor or relationship with Christ. The challenge is to not slowly drift and lose your flavor of God in your life. The world may trample you.
What is your flavor others see in your life?
What do you need to look at how others see you?