Salt of the Earth

Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

The bible tells us that we are the salt of the earth. And while it mentions seasoning, being salt is not just about adding flavor. Salt is about preservation. This truth is seen so evident in the story of Sodom and Gomorah. God tells Abraham that He is going to destroy those cities because of their wickedness. Abraham persuades God not to destroy the cities if there are only a few righteous. Unfortunately the cities were destroyed but the interesting truth was that if Lot had only influenced his family, there would have been enough to spare the city. That same truth is for us today. We don’t have to be the majority and we don’t have to be the loudest. We just have to be. Salt is never the largest part of a dish but it can spare the entire portion.

As the righteous people of God, we preserve the environment around us. We can preserve our families, our jobs, our communities and our nation. Our witness to those around us can be life changing. We don’t have to be in the pulpit or saving millions. One could be the difference. The word of God never promised we would be the majority but that does not mean that we can’t make a difference. So much on the news and social media is about fearing what will happen to America. America can be preserved, not through the masses, not through the loudest but through the righteous who remain and influence. The question is never how much wickedness and sin is in the world. The only important question is where are the righteous? Where is the salt?

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