[Matthew 5:13] Â Â You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty?
As Christians, we need to recognize that we are designed to create thirst. Just as peanuts and popcorn beg to be eaten with a cold soft drink or a refreshing lemonade, we should seek to make others thirsty for Christ through our pure, flavorful lives. Otherwise, weâ€™re like salt which has become tasteless, flavorless, useless, â€śno longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled on by menâ€ť (v. 13). It was common in Palestine to see mounds of worthless salt scattered in piles on the ground, much the same way as crushed seashells line the walkway at a beach. Thatâ€™s because when the usefulness had seeped out of the salt crystals, dissolving them to a tasteless enough level, no one had any need for it. Salt-less salt is absurd, but no more so than Christianity that has lost its taste and attractiveness. Believers in Christ are not designed to blend in blandly with society but to bring seasoning and life, to add a noticeable difference to ordinary living, to deliver a punch and purity that causes others to thirst for righteousness.
1. Â How has Christianity lost its taste and attractiveness?
2. Â How do we (or can we) add a noticeable difference in our daily living as Christians?
3. Â Is “delivering a punch” require us to be differennt?
Source: Â Hemphill, Ken. We Are (Kingdom Promises). B&H Publishing Group.]