Salt is just fascinating! It is made of two poisonous elements when they are mixed together becomes a molecule of life giving foundation. Too much you can die, too little and you will die. You can even race a car on the rock of salt! If you grind sugar just right, it looks like salt. HMMMM!
In the contrast between salt and sugar, just visually, sometimes I find it difficult to tell a difference. But the moment you touch’s sugar and salt there is a texture difference. Instantly as you taste sugar and salt there is a flavor difference. The similarity does not end there.
If you eat enough of either one, of salt, or sugar you will become thirsty physically. Your body needs water to dilute the salt. Your body needs water to digest the sugar. Aside from flavor and texture there are other differences between salt and sugar.
Salt you cannot live without. Sugar you never have to ingest to live. Sugar is sometimes used to celebrate because of its great flavor. The same for the flavor of salt, it is a spice that enhances the flavor of many savory culinary delights. (they enhance differently)
In Matthew five 13 it says “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. Since I claim to be Christian, I am to be like salt making people spiritually thirsty for living water and better after the contact.
In Christianity, have we (THE UNITED STATES CHURCH) become too sweet? Is this the condition of the current church in the United States? Are we so sweet that were hard to digest? In my personal opinion, we are SALT trampled under as the church. There is no longer the same respect church had in bygone years.
I am truly hoping the grace awakening that is occurring slowly in the organized church will be a grassroots movement to restore respect and love of the church (its spiritual saltiness). Jesus never wavered from his mission or message, yet, he never lacked a crowd of people around him to listen. “Methinks” were doing something wrong as the church a.k.a. the body of Christ!
Jesus is spiritually salty. Jesus provides the living water to quench the thirst. All believers who have been, or ever will be, are ambassadors of the same exact gospel a.k.a. salt. Learning of this gospel and speaking of it in purest terms, not adding to the gospel, not taking away from the gospel just as Christ did, we can also. The gospel, the whole gospel, and nothing but the gospel in sincerity and truth and love is the purest witness of Jesus.
Jesus did not have to change his message for the Jew or the Gentile a.k.a. Greek. The gospel invited everyone not just select few to the Most Exclusive place, God’s very own home. This is God’s own home with all benefits of perfect health, adventures incredible, and never a dull moment, freely extended to all God’s children/family.
Yes! You are welcome to answer God’s call at any time. Come taste, witness in purest condition the Gospel of Jesus. God is looking for you and calling your name, waiting for you to answer. This kind of wisdom is calling you within the continuum of life, as long as you live!
If you have never interacted with Jesus, walk with him for a while, he will never force you to walk with him. If you have walked with Jesus or not, try the book Prodigal God by Timothy Keller. Understand the gospel in a new purer way. If you are in the throes of battle walking with God in his gospel, persevere and be strong and courageous.
Jesus is the only one that can take strong and courageous and make it look meek and humble! Dear ambassador of Jesus, do not grow wary of your calling, faint not in your well doing. Amplify your dependence on the source of your strength in Christ Jesus. ‘Today is a good day to die’, or is it: be a living sacrifice!
Your brother in Christ,