Salt of the Earth (Through the Gospels)
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its 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” ^Matthew 5:13. (Click to read entire passage)
Christians are not called to be an isolated sub-community of people that have no impact and influence on culture. Though there is as aspect of our lives that look completely different from the world, Jesus calls us into society to make a Kingdom impact. There is a mandate from Jesus for Christians to permeate our culture as agents of of the Kingdom.
What was salt used for in Jesus’ time? Salt was primarily used as a preservative to prevent food and meat from decaying. Salt was rubbed into the meat to stop the meat from growing bad. In the same way, Christians are seasoned into society to prevent the world from moral and spiritual decay. Jesus has placed believers in all areas of society to make a difference for His name!
How are we believers to do this? By living Kingdom principles wherever God has placed you! Jesus says, “But if salt has lost its 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” (Matthew 5:13). What is Jesus trying to say here? Jesus wants believers to understand how important their roles are. If they are not living Kingdom principles where they are, they are good for nothing. They might look like salt and act like salt, but they will not have the results of salt.
Are you making a Kingdom impact where you are? Live out the Kingdom principles as displayed in the beatitudes and you will see God moving in and through you.