Matthew 5:13 is one of my favourite verses in the bible, it gets me thinking about my life and areas I need to work on. The bible verse reads "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men."
What exactly does the bible mean when it says "Ye are the salt of the earth...”?
How can we Christians be the salt of the earth?
Salt is a form of flavour that gives taste to meals. If God says we are the salt of the earth I think what He means is that He has placed us on this planet to add some flavour to the world. We can't just live and die without making impact! Just as a tiny portion of salt adds flavour to meals, we must make positive impact everywhere we go no matter how little.
Salt sweetens food, therefore our lives should sweeten the life of those around us. When things are going sour/tough for them, our words, attitude, actions and way of life should be able to sweeten and brighten up their world.
Salt preserves and prevents decay, God has placed we Christians on earth as a preservative to stop people from rotting in their sin. Every Christian has a responsibility to evangelise (Mark 16:15-16), it's our duty to go out there and call sinners to repentance. Have I really been a salt? When last did I win a soul for Christ? Hmmm, God help me.
Salt is actually one of the cheapest and probably the smallest ingredient needed to make a nice pot of stew, yet it makes all the difference. Imagine how tasteless and horrible a pot of stew will taste without salt...no amount of seasonings can do the work of tiny salt. You are the salt of the earth! No matter how irrelevant, tiny, financially unstable or cheap you think you are, no other person on earth can impact the world like you would. God has placed something special in you and the whole world is waiting to see it (Romans 8:19)
BE A SALT; MAKE AN IMPACT IN YOUR WORLD.