If you’re a Christian, your real job is to be SALT.
Matthew 5:13 says you are the salt of the earth, but if the salt loses its savor, it is good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Why salt? Why didn’t Jesus say you are the garlic of the earth? Molasses? Pepper? Hot sauce? Cotton candy? Sugar? Why did He say salt?
What does salt do?
Some kid answers, “Adds flavor.”
Salt makes the steak taste salty.
A little kid answers, “makes you thirsty.”
If we’re the salt, it should make others thirsty.
Some girl says, “It’s a preservative.”
Before they had refrigerators, they preserved meat. Salt the meat. It preserves the meat, keeps it from rotting.
Jared: Lots of salt in the ocean.
Coach: What else does salt do?
Someone says, “Salt heals.” Your mom says to go gargle with salt to heal your sore throat.
Salt kills slugs. Sometimes you have to pour salt on the slugs.
What else does salt do?
“Salt melts things.”
Maybe salt melts a cold heart.
Now we know why Jesus didn’t say we were garlic.
But if the salt loses its saltiness, we are useless.
Pass the Salt!
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