Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. – Colossians 4:6
Salt is rich in Spiritual Metaphors
(From The Salt Covenant, www.homeworship101.com)
- Salt is an important ingredient of life. The Biblical lore of salt begins in Leviticus 2:13; where it becomes part of God’s Covenant with humanity and was directed to be part of all the grain offerings in the Temple.
- Salt historically symbolized hospitality – and God calls us to be the worlds most hospitable people.
- Salt heals – If you settled a dispute with your neighbor then you would invite the person into your home to share a dish of salt. This is the symbol of friendship that heals the rift.
- Salt is pure – germs cannot live in it. Believers are to be pure and have salt in us (Mark 9:50).
- Salt purifies – Believers purify the world by not accepting false philosophies, dishonest ways of doing business, or selfish desires.
- Salt adds to the taste and pleasure of a meal (Job 6:6). Believers should add spiritual interest, hope, and excitement to other peoples lives. Too salty and it ruins the taste of the meal, and the spiritual message.
- Salt produces thirst, and Believers should produce spiritual thirst in those around them.
- Salt can dissolve in water – but its quality remains. Believers are in this world but not of this world (James 6-13).
- No salt in the diet leads you into an energy graveyard. Without it, nutrients cannot enter your cells and you will have malnutrition and exhaustion no matter how good your diet is. Without our CREATOR we would be spiritually starved and morally exhausted.
Be God’s salt flavor the life of everyone around you with His love.