GOT ENOUGH SALT IN YOUR DIET?
Can flavorless food be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg (Job 6:6 New King James Version)?
“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).
Most people think we should cut salt out of our diets to maintain optimal health. While it’s agreed widely too much salt is unhealthy, it is necessary. A small amount of salt in the diet helps maintain cell structure and keep bodily functions running normally. Too much salt and we could over load and make ourselves sick. Large amounts of salt and sodium in the diet have been linked to weight gain, heart disease, high blood pressure, and water retention among other things. It’s important to maintain a healthy balance.
Salt is one of the most widely used substances, not only do we season our food with it, but it is also used as a preservative or a cleaning agent, one only has to look on the internet to find many uses for salt. Job speaks of salt as a seasoning to add flavor to food, Jesus speaks of salt in reference to who we are as His followers. Over the course of my life, I’ve eaten many things bland and tasteless, and I am one for tasteful spice. I don’t care for overly seasoned foods or under seasoned foods. Most of us, I believe, feel this way. God’s word is salt; it’s the seasoning for life! Just as there are many salt products with additional spices, God’s word has additional spices which include, prayer, fellowship, worship, praise, exhortation, intercession, watchfulness, songs, hymns and more. The difference between salt and God’s salty word is we only need a minimum of salt in our physical diets to survive and we could do without the added spice, but with God’s word for our spiritual diets– we need more and more and more of it, complete with the additional spices.
What’s one noticeable thing salt is known for? It creates thirst. This is true of God’s word, the more we eat of it, the thirstier we become for more of it! Praise God! When Jesus calls us the salt of the earth, He is calling us to be seasoning sprinkled throughout the world, leaving in our wakes the thirst and hunger for more of God. Rise up Church! Rise up and spread out! Get out there and be the spicy seasoning you were designed to be!
Let’s Pray: Dear Heavenly Father, thank You so much for this gift of another day! We are touched by Your love and mercy with the blessing of a new morning, which brings with it new opportunities and fresh anointing to carry the salt of Your word into this bland and tasteless world. Father, may our speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that we may know how to answer each question or how to speak into every situation today. Grant us new insights into Your character through the seasoning of Your word that we may increase our desire to know You more. Lord, through Your word, preserve us and strengthen us to meet the challenges we face each day, may the hidden word in our hearts be brought to mind when You desire to remind us of things. We love You Lord and seek to please You! We give You all glory and honor, in Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Today’s Attitude of Worship: Sprinkle every conversation you have today with truth from God’s word. Maintain an attitude of prayerful humility, and think before you speak!
“He that loves the Word and the purity of its precepts cannot turn traitor.” ~William Gurnall