What does this statement mean to you?
"Pass the Salt"
For some it may remind them of a very catchy Jimmy Buffett song.
Others might think of a simple request from someone sitting on the other side of the dinner table.
While others still just might see it at a deeper level.
Let me elaborate a little.
I am going to take you back in a time for a just a minute...
In Biblical times salt was a very important substance. It was used to preserve food as well as to flavor food that was bland. The power that salt had was extremely valuable to most.
At the same time salt was also used in other ways. It was used by the "Great One" to describe people. People were called to be "Salty". What that means we will get to in a minute.
Let's talk about salt as a substance first. "In Jesus' day salt was obtained from evaporation from the Dead Sea, but it was far from pure. It was often mixed with greater or lesser concentrations of other salts. It is possible for all of the Sodium Chloride to be leached out of a mixture of salts so that all that is left is stale and useless." (quote)
I know what you are thinking right now. Who cares?
What is the big deal with salt? We put it on food and it makes things taste better.
It makes things "taste better".
So now for the question of the day.
Are you "Salty"?
No, I don't mean do you taste like salt. What I am driving at is do you "taste better than you look?".
We just read about how salt can look the part but at the same time not have the taste or zing it is expected to.
Are you that kind of salt?
Do you have the look of a Christian, but lack the taste or zing of one.
We can sit in the front pew, never miss a Sunday service and wear our "Church Clothes". But are we truly Salty?
If someone could look inside your heart, mind and soul, would they really find a believer. It is easy to look like salt but it is much more work to taste like it.
So how do you taste?
So how do you taste?
Or do you just look like salt?
I want to you leave you with a question that you may have heard in the past but it might help to decide just how salty you are...
If you were on trial for being a Christian, Would there be enough evidence to convict you?
Now, Pass the Salt!!