Living the Risen Life Undiminished

“You are the salt of the earth.” Jesus said it, but what did He mean?  Salt could refer to the kind mined out of the earth for food preservation and flavor enhancement purposes.  Salts are minerals used for fertilizing crops.  But salt could also be pointing back to the Old Testament.  Salt was highly prized and quite valuable.  Therefore it was a powerful sign of the covenant and both sacrifices and offerings were to be seasoned with salt to demonstrate purity and value.

Season all your grain offerings with salt.

Do not leave the salt of the covenant of your God out of your grain offerings;

add salt to all your offerings. (Leviticus 2:13)

No matter which salt is our understanding, one thing is unmistakable:

salt needs to be pure and undiminished. 

Our lives, too, must stand firm as our witness to who Jesus is.  Lose our saltiness, and we lose our witness.  Living the Risen Life Undiminished means that we will not let our beliefs about what God says be mixed with things the world says.  We will not pollute or dilute the Word of God and render it ineffective.  We will not water down the concept of sin until the sacrifice of Christ is nothing but divine caulk to help pretty good people pass muster.

No, our lives are an offering back to God as well as a witness to other people regarding the value of Christ.  Therefore, we must be Living the Risen Life Undiminished.

you are the salt of earth

Categories Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals | Tags: | Posted on April 5, 2013

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