To Love & To Lead: Staff Discussions


Posted on Apr 17, 2019 by Jake Simmons, Youth Minister


Luke 14:34&35a “Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again? Flavorless salt is good neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. It is thrown away.”

Matthew 5:13   ”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.”

When I went to Cuba in October, I remember toward the end of the trip how much I craved salt. The salt completely changed the ball game. As the week went on it seemed that every meal became more and more bland, but when I would put salt on my food it would change the flavor completely. It’s weird to me that such tiny little specs can make such a huge difference in the flavor of food. But what is really cool is that Jesus tells us that we are the salt of the earth, and salt is good for seasoning. We should be spreading our salt all across the earth everywhere we go. We should not blend in with everyone else. Instead, we should affect others positively, just as salt brings out the best flavor in foods. We should come before Him every day asking for a fresh anointing of His Holy Spirit to fill us up so that we can be the salt of the earth. If we do not come to Him asking for a fresh anointing, we begin to become salt that has lost its flavor. Jesus tells us in Luke that “Flavorless salt is good neither for the soil nor the manure pile.” So I want to ask you… How salty are you?

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