This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Matthew 5:14-15 (ESV)
Today, I am asking a question. Does your salt still have its flavor?
This week we’ve been focusing on the teachings from Jesus’ sermon on the mount. Today, I’m focusing on the passage from Matthew 5:13 that tells us we are the salt of the earth, but then asks what the purpose of salt is if it has lost its flavor.
In biblical times, salt was used to preserve food, particularly meat, as well as to add flavor to food. As Christians, it is important for our spiritual walk to maintain its flavor by preserving God’s word in our hearts and minds so that it is ultimately reflected in our actions.
This is exactly what Peter did when he encountered a lame man who had been begging outside the temple for the last forty years. Peter did not give him money, but instead he chose to heal him.
As a result of Peter’s actions, not only was the man healed, but many other lives were touched. As thousands of souls turned to God due to the healing of this lame man, Peter acted as the salt of the earth—a salt that had not lost its flavor.
We know that Peter did not begin his spiritual walk strong and had many struggles along the way. In other words, he had many periods in his life when his salt may have lacked flavor, so to speak. Yet Peter’s story inspires us, showing that there is always time to turn it around.
Therefore, I ask you, does your salt still have its flavor? As you think about that, remember these words: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.” Matthew 5:14-15 (ESV)
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So today, keep the flavor in your salt.