Stay Salty

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 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.

Matthew 5:13 NLT

Jesus commands us to "Stay Salty" . But what does that even mean bro ? I did some research on the context of the time that Jesus said this, and I found some interesting information.

Salt has always been valuable in human society, often much more so than it is today. During a period of ancient Greek history, it was called theon, which means divine. The Romans held that, except for the sun, nothing was more valuable than salt. Often Roman soldiers were paid in salt, and it was from that practice that the expression “not worth his salt” originated. 

There is a sense in which salt cannot really become unsalty. But contamination can cause it to lose its value as salt. If that happen, it's saltiness can no longer function.

If we’re going to have any preserving influence in the world at all, we must first be distinct from it. We cannot live the same way as non believers do without losing our saltiness. 

The motto of my jr high school was "to whom much is given much is required". This motto has stuck with me for life. We, as followers of Christ, have been given much! It's our responsibility to live according to God's word,  and through the obedience of the Holy Spirit,  be a preserving salt to the world .

We are to use our influence to show people the love of God and live in a way that points them to Jesus. We cannot reflect the world’s corruption back to it. Nor can we simply withdraw from society altogether. 

Stay Salty my friends, God bless.