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13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.” Matt 5:13


Throughout history, salt has been acknowledged as a highly valuable commodity.  It has been used in a myriad of different ways, including (but not limited to) as food preservation, a fire extinguisher, a cleaning agent, and for medicinal purposes.  It has been even been used as currency, as in the Roman Empire where soldiers were paid in salt.

Christ places the same versatile value on his followers.  Being the “salt of the earth” means that we have many uses that can be used to further his kingdom.  One use, mentioned above, that salt has is its healing qualities.  People use a salt water gargle to ease a sore throat, abscess, or canker sore.  This method is helpful, but can be painful as the salt tends to sting as it cleans the affected area.  In the same way, when we go out and share the truth of the gospel to a wounded world, it can sting in their spirit as the sin comes in contact with the truth.  This pain can be met with negative reactions as the stinging of truth cleans away the filth of the sin.

In verses 11 and 12, just before this, Christ says that we are blessed when people persecute us for His sake, and that we should “count it as joy” when we suffer for this purpose, knowing that our heavenly reward is great.  In other words, don’t be discouraged if people reject you for sharing the gospel.  Just keep pressing forward in obedience and know that good things are to come.


Heavenly, Father, thank you for your love.  Give us the wisdom and courage to stand fast and share your gospel to the world, even when we feel rejected and discouraged.  Help us to know that you are always with us.  In Christ’s name, amen.

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