"Salt is good, but if salt has lost its
taste, how shall it be restored? It is
of no use either for the soil or for the
manure pile. It is thrown away. He who
has ears, let him hear." Luke 14:34-35
"You are the salt of the earth, but if
salt has lost it taste, how shall its
saltiness be restored? It is no longer
good for anything except to be thrown
out and trampled under people's feet."
Do you like salt? I like salt because it
adds flavor to something that might be
bland without it. I remember when I was
in Australia for the Olympics and the food
just never tasted quite right. We realized
that they didn't have salt so everything
didn't have much taste. Recently we brought
home food from our favorite mexican food
restaurant and when we got it home and went
to eat the beans, I spit them out. It tasted
horrible. I didn't know what was wrong with
them but my mom tasted it and knew exactly
what it was. You guessed it, they left out
Salt makes a difference! And Jesus compares
believers to salt. He even gives a metaphor
(we worked on those this week in homeschooling)
and says that we are the salt of the earth.
But His words to us are pretty straight forward
and we need to think about what He was saying.
If we are not being salt, then we are
essentially wasting our life. We need to
examine our lives, find out ways that we
are living out our faith and if we are
not being salt, then we need to figure
out why. The contrast to this example
is that with the power of God, we can
become "salty" again as soon as we begin
to rely on Him and draw close to Him.
The moral here: "Don't waste your life!
Make it leave a good impression on the
lives of others!"