In the ancient world, salt was a valuable commodity and used daily. Hundreds of heavily loaded camels in long caravans would traverse hostile territory to get the salt to market. It was such a necessary ingredient in the economy of the Roman Empire that soldiers were stationed at forts along the trade routes to protect the supply. So, while considering how the ancients viewed salt, hear these words:

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.” – Matthew 5:12 NKJV

Salt is not only a vital part of our body’s function, it also cleanses, preserves and enhances flavor. Jesus said without those functions, it’s “good for nothing”. As kingdom salt you have great worth, but what will your level of “saltiness” be today? Will your words add flavor, or will they be too salty for consumption? Will they cleanse and heal, or just sting? Will they help preserve, or cause rust? May our presence be the needed ingredient to bring Him glory today.

About cchrisholland

...husband, dad, pastor, teacher, and chronic day-dreamer
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