As I watch what’s going on in the world these days, it seems as though Christians and Christian values are being trampled by the culture in which we now find ourselves living. Jesus, speaking to his followers in Matthew 5:13 says, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and be trampled by men.”
I fear the reason Christian values are being trampled may simply be that “we,” the church at large, have lost our saltiness! Saltless salt is no longer a cleaning agent. Saltless salt, no longer preserves from decay. Saltless salt, adds no flavor to the blandness of life. Saltless salt, is certainly of no value to anyone.
Jesus, have mercy upon us, and make us salty once again! It is only through your grace that we can ever hope to be salty again, therefore we humble ourselves before You! Lord, for Your glory make us salty once again, that through us You may reverse the decay and bring the flavor of purpose and joy back to our world.
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do men light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your father in heaven.” Matt 5:14-16