You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:13-16
Salt is salt, through and through. I remember from high school chemistry class that salt is comprised of Sodium (Na) and Chloride (Cl) in a one to one molar ratio. God in us, one to one, makes a Christian “salty”. By that, I mean we are able to perceive and accomplish good works that glorify (reveal) the character of God, the Father and help people appreciate Him. But, we have the ability to thwart and quench the working of God in our lives by participation in sinful activity, compromise with worldly philosophies or paralysis brought on by emotional injury. The saltiness factor subsides. So what? Unfortunately, our utility in God’s growing kingdom diminishes. (btw, not our salvation, just our utility). What do we do? Get back to Him! He will set us upon a hill to shine.
What do people ‘taste’ when they interact with me? Am I salty… in a good way… in a God way?
Lord Jesus, You are salt through and through. May I in some way today mirror Your will and ways. I want to be one who continually glorifies God by good works. As I prepare to join the men on the Mexico-Texas mission trip, may be do just that together.
Continuing with Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards: 22. Resolved, to endeavor to obtain for myself as much happiness, in the other world, as I possibly can, with all the power; might, vigor, and vehemence, yea violence, I am capable of, or can bring myself to exert, in any way that can be thought of.