Salt Of The Earth
You are the salt of the earth. — Matthew 5:13
Jesus told His followers they were the salt of the earth. This was an obvious metaphor for how they should impact the world around them. Salt has many different uses.
First, salt preserves food. Before refrigeration, people salted foods, which made them last significantly longer than they did when left unsalted.
Salt also adds flavor to foods. Many foods would be bland and — to some — inedible without salt. So, adding salt makes dishes more palatable.
What does it mean when Jesus calls you to be the salt of the earth?
Jesus uses those who love and follow Him to help preserves this fallen world that has turned its back on Him. Jesus also uses you to spread the Word in a way that is easier for others to understand, easier for them to hear and digest, by adding flavor and depth to your words as you share the gospel.
Salt brings out distinct flavors in food, just as believers can bring out the words of God to impact listeners in a positive and distinctive way.
Those who know Jesus, radiate His joy, and share His love add flavor to the world. Look for ways today to be the salt of the earth in your words and actions.
In Jesus Name I declare I am the salt of the earth. I will spread the message of Christ to all that are around me. I radiate God’s glory and joy, I share Christ’s love and add flavor to the world. My words and actions will lead people to the knowledge of the saving grace of Christ today and all the days of my life. Amen