Salt of the Earth

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There is nothing worse that having a nice meal with either no salt or not enough salt. For years, many years, sad to say, I did not understand the “how of salt”. I though that you just “add salt” to your food and this would give you food and salt, like salt was another “food item.” I was mistaken. You see, salt is an amazing thing. Not enough salt and it leaves the food tasteless, too much salt and it ruins the food, yet in other circumstances lots of salt can preserve food. Salt is not another “food item,” it is added to “bring out the flavor” of the food that you add it to. God created the universe, the earth, sky and sea, and yes, He created you and me. Jesus tells us, that as His followers, we are “the salt of the earth” and the Apostle Paul tells us to “Let our conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, SO THAT you may know how to answer everyone.” It is interesting that he says, “how to answer everyone” and not to “know the answer for everyone.” You see, each of us are created uniquely different, yet we are all created in God’s image and likeness. Our conversation about the things of God to those who we encounter is not a “rubber stamp” and “factoids” cranked off like those words of the religious Pharisees. No, it is the adding of the salt in each unique conversation, truth filled with grace, that brings out a unique flavor of experience and presentation that you may have never shared before and may never share again. It will be the salt on each encounter, each relationship, each experience that brings something out that only God knew was there. Yes, the truth of God is never changing, but the presentation of that truth, the grace of how we share that truth all depend on us seasoning it with just the right amount of salt. The salt of God’s Word. Colossians 4:6

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