Give Them Salt

Mark Office

Greetings In The Name of the Lord:

Matthew 5:13-16 (NLT)
13  “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. 14  “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.
15  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. 16  In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

Howard Hendricks, a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, sometimes talked about his days when he was a student at the same seminary. In one of those stories, he tells about the time he was invited to preach in west Texas. “You’ve all heard of Nowhere? Well,” Hendricks says, “this was 25 miles beyond that.” The teeming crowds were gathering — all 17 of them, but Hendricks preached with all the fervor and passion of his heart. When he got through, a tall Texan came up to him and said, “You were wrong.”

“Well, sir,” Hendricks said. “I’ve been wrong on many occasions. Give me the information.” The Texan replied, “In your sermon you made a moronic statement. You said you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. And that ain’t true, ’cause you can feed him salt.”

How do we feed people salt? According to Jesus we feed people salt by what we do and what we say. The book of Revelation says, “They overcame him by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony” (Rev. 12:11). However, if our testimony is blemished because of something we did our said it loses its power and effectiveness. How salty is your life in front of others?

In Christ,

Pastor Mark

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