Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 21, 2012

Salt

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Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

Jesus told us we are the light of the World. He also said we are the salt of the earth. Light is to show the way. Salt is to preserve from rottenness and death. It is also used to produce or accentuate the flavor. We, as Christians, are to be preserved from rottenness through the indwelling of God’s Holy Spirit and the confession and forgiveness of sins. We are to produce or accentuate the flavor of God enticing others to want to taste and see that He is good. (Psalms 34:8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.) Our question today is are we salty? Are we allowing enough of God’s Holy Spirit in and through us to not only taste of Him ourselves but to entice others to taste and see?

March 8, 2011

Salt

Mt 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus describes his disciples as being the salt of the earth.  At the same time he cautions about salt that has lost ist saltiness.  When we receive His Holy Spirit we become salt.  Salt only has effects when it is used.  We must learn to let the power and fruits of the Holy Spirit to flow out of our words and actions to be usable salt.  Salt prevents things from rotting and gives thing flavor.  Do we keep sin away and do we show the flavor of God making others hungry and thirsty for Him in their lives?

 

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