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Salt and Pepper

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be

seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled

underfoot by men.” Matthew 5:13

In Matthew 5:13-16 Jesus proclaims how Christians are to be like salt and light to

the world. Salt acts as a preservative and adds flavor to food. Today, if your faith

has been shaken and you’ve lost your spice toward God’s family, refuse to let

circumstances or what has taken place, cause you to feel hopeless or irritated

with others. God’s word says, “Salts good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor,

how do you make it salty again? You must have the qualities of salt among

yourselves and live in peace with each other” (Mark 9:5 ). As a Jesus follower, it’s

important that you remain salty; preserving your faith while enhancing the lives

of your sisters and brothers in Christ.

It’s also important to be gracious in your manner when conversing with outsiders,

those who are still held in the pepper shaker of darkness. The bible says, “Let your

conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know

how to answer everyone” (Colossians 4:6 ). The more you allow Christ to speak

and shine through you, you’ll be like an addictive seasoning to those around you.

You’ll leave them thirsting and seeking after your genuine and considerate ways

of living. In time, perhaps Jesus will win them over and they’ll become a member

God’s salt & light family.

Pray that God would reveal to you whether or not you have been slowly losing

your spiritual fervor. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you preserve important

relationships and act as a God-seasoning ingredient in the lives of others.

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