When salt is left on the earth or exposed to the sun, rain, and air it loses its flavor and becomes worthless. If a seasoning has no flavor, it has no value. Why even have it a part of your meal or snack if there is not a difference of whether you add it or not? Salt is a seasoning and preserving chemical but if the product has no flavor then it becomes worthless.
As Christians if we are too much like the world we lose our effectiveness and uniqueness to make a difference. So why should a person choose to be a Christian if there is no real difference from someone who is a non-Christian? We should not blend in with everyone but we should make a positive difference everywhere we go. We need to be an effective Christian. Just like seasoning brings out the best flavor in our food, we need to bring out the best in everyone we meet.
[ Salt] “You are the salt of the earth, [Mark 9:50; Luke 14:34] 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.
My hearts desire is to add seasoning to my life to become more effective….
The seasonings that work for me are:
- Think of others more than myself
- Study God’s Word
- Keep my eyes on HIM!