God's Hands


Pass The Salt Please

If you are a Christian then what are you to this world? A wet blanket? A party pooper? A do good-er? A referee? An advice giver? A commentator? A critic? Heavens no! Christ calls Christians the salt of the earth.

So what is salt and what does it do? Salt is a preservative and it works to preserve. Does salt preserve itself? No. It is the nature of salt to preserve whatever it is added to. So, often salt will be deliberately added to something that would naturally spoil or perish without it. How does this apply to the Christian? Well, God will sprinkle a Christian into a certain place or situation in order to offer a redeeming quality-- to keep things from spoiling, going bad, going down, or perishing. One way a Christian can have a redeeming impact on the situations he finds himself in is through his conversations. So then, should a Christian fill his conversations with things like, advice or rules, commentary, complaints or judgment calls? Heavens no! Colossians 4:6 (NIV) says, "Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt..." Why fill our conversations with grace? Because it is grace that saves.

"You are the salt of the earth." Matthew 5:13 NIV

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