Got Salt?


You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.”  Matthew 5:13

“The gospel furnishes the only remedy for sin.  But this must be disseminated through the world, by those who have themselves enjoyed its saving power.  Through them the purifying and preserving influence of truth must pervade society.  They are to act upon their fellow men in a moral sense, as salt upon the physical objects to which it is applied.” – John Owen on Mt 5:13.

“Believers who fail to arrest corruption become worthless agents of change and redemption.  Christianity may make its peace with the world and avoid persecution, but it is thereby rendered impotent to fulfill its divinely ordained role.  It will thus ultimately be rejected even by those with whom it has sought compromise.”  – Craig Blomberg (NAC: Matthew)

Finally,

“Christian saltiness is Christian character as depicted in the beatitudes, committed Christian discipleship exemplified in both word and deed.” – John Stott on Mt 5:13

When it comes to Christian saltiness… are you being used as an agent of change and redemption?  Or as dejected thrown out walkway salt that is only good to be trampled under the feet of men?

“Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”Jesus in Mk 9:50.

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