Friday, October 2, 2009

Pass the salt please


Matthew 5:13 -16


 

I remember traveling to a family member's home where we were to have lunch and the discussion in the car being oh, I love her, but cooking just isn't her gift. She never seasons her food. Did you have a family member or friend like that? You loved her, but would prefer to meet at a restaurant than at her kitchen table?

Well, the scripture today from Matthew 5 speaks to the same thing about Christians.

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. You are the light of the world-like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your Heavenly Father."

Wow, I love this scripture. We (Christians) are to be a flavoring agent in the world. What would happen if old salt no longer had flavor? We would throw it out. Well, look at the verse above once we no longer walk the talk of a Christian we are to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. One of the commentaries I read was someone that was at one time an atheist. In part, the person stated because roughly 85 percent of Christians could not see that their faith genuinely affected their lives. What? Yes, you read that right but this person finally realized that the unbelief was because of other people not the truth of Christ. Jesus is the answer not people.

We believers must not be tasteless or worthless. We must have flavor to our walk sprinkled with joy, love, compassion, feelings, the flavoring compounds are many.

Once a believer loses its flavor we are no longer valuable to the Kingdom work that needs to be done. When people look at us it should be obvious to all around. It should show without us ever saying a word that our actions speak exactly who we belong to and what we are all about ~ kingdom work! So go and let your light shine with all the flavorings God offers at His table!

Adding flavor,

Debbie

1 comment:

The Heart and Mind of a Woman said...

We are to be flava' -- the spice of life! Christians aren't suppose to be flat, stale and boring. Life is to be lived and experienced and to serve! Thanks for the reminder.

Kristy