Salt of Earth

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Matthew 5:13-16

There were so many uses for salt in Jesus’ time. Salt meant so much more to people than it does to us today.
‘He’s not worth his salt’ was even an expression used to describe someone who was not a good worker. 

The only way to test if the salt lost its saltiness was to try it – add it to food.
Salt back then had all kinds of minerals and would often lose its qualities over time. Salt in our day is pure sodium chloride. It doesn’t lose saltiness easily as it did in Jesus’ time.

To stay salty is to live out the beatitudes. To be salty is to be like Christ. When we strive to be like Christ, we help the people around us develop a taste for Christ and be attracted to Him.
Jesus talked a lot about making an impact.
We are not called to become salty but to stay salty. We have an inborn saltiness in us.
We are here to flavor the culture, not bring pollution.
When Jesus talks about throwing tasteless salt away, he doesn’t mean salvation. He’s referring to one’s usefulness to God. Our impact is not visible.
Matthew 5:14

We are called to shine the light of Christ. We have something to offer to the world. We cannot be the people who have private holiness. Christianity is not a covert operation.
Matthew 5:33

Most cities were built on high places and made out of lime that would reflect sunlight and moonlight.
Matthew 5:15-16
We are commanded to let our light shine. The best way to let out light shine is by verbal testimony.

Matthew 28:16-20
God’s great commission is a privilege to work alongside with Him.
No matter where we are we can rekindle the light that we have. We can always stay salty for God.