Monday, September 20, 2010

Unsalted Salt

September 20, 2010

The life of Jesus. Read Today:  The Cost of Discipleship; Luke 14:25-35

Luke 14:34-35 (Bible in Worldwide English)34 ‘Salt is good. But if the salt has lost its taste, how can it be made salty again? 35 It is not good for the land or the dirt pile. People throw it away. ‘Everyone who has ears to hear, listen!"

To us today, this does not make a lot of sense.  We have a refined processed salt.  In the days when the Bible was written, the salt was not pure, often mixed in with other chemicals.  The true test was how salty it tasted.  If it did not have a salty taste it had lost its salty-ness.  So how did it loose it.

Exposure to the world is not good for salt.  The humid and wetness will eventually make it loose the salty taste.  As I get exposed to the world and its influences I will also loose the effect that I have on telling others about God.  I must learn to stay in the Word and not in the world, or I will be useless like unsalted salt.

Read for next time: Eats with Tax Collectors and Sinners; Luke 15:1 - 2
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