Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Since ancient times salt has had an important place in the lives of people. It is not only a preservative, but makes food palatable, and men and animals instinctively seek to supplement or improve their regular diet with it.

Salt was a necessary ingredient in the Levitical sacrifices. It represented the covenant of God which was one of permanent continuance and perpetual obligation: And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt. Lev 2:13.

The custom of pledging friendship or confirming a compact by eating food containing salt is still retained among Arabic speaking people. The Arabic word for salt and for a compact or treaty is the same. Once an Arab has received in his tent even his worst enemy and has eaten salt (food) with him, he is bound to protect his guest as long as he remains.

The Lord gave over the kingdom of Israel to King David and his sons by a covenant of salt. 2 Chr 13:5. This was a pledge from God, and an unconditional promise, that the kingdom would remain in the Davidic line.

In Matt 5:13 the Lord calls the believers the salt of the earth. Salt is a preservative. If we have God's salt in us we can preserve a witness to His truth, and see His purposes fulfilled in and through our lives. Salt that has been contaminated loses its strength when subjected to extremes of temperature and climate (especially dampness), because the impurities react chemically with the salt and rob it of its savor, making it good for nothing - useless.

Believers are surrounded continually by evil and impurity. This evil can overwhelm anyone if the proper precautions are not taken. We must be filled with the Word of God. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom... Col 3:16. Then, and only then, can Col 4:6 be fulfilled in our lives: Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Christians should be worth their salt and not be laid on the shelf because they have lost their savor. The secret - faithfulness to the Word.

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0 #4 SuperCycleBear 2013-06-17 05:16
Fascinating when one considers common table salt is comprised of chlorine and sodium which are both highly corrosive and dangerous to one's life and health on their own, but together comprise an essential for the maintenance of life and health. Much like each of us. It is important to walk the middle path as going too far to one side or the other risks life and health by being too reactive or too corrosive!
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+5 #3 Diana Woodward 2011-12-08 14:42
Colossians 4:6
Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

And how do we answer every man, we study God's Word, so we will not be ashamed.
God Bless!
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+5 #2 Jada 2011-12-08 11:51
This was amazing! By breaking down and explaining the qualities of salt and what it is helps the understanding of the symbolism behind it. I now know the significance of salt and being the salt of the earth.
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+4 #1 Rev. Albert E. Cattouse 2011-06-15 17:34
I hope you enjoy this devotional.
Rev. Albert E. Cattouse
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