You Are the Salt of the Earth

You Are the Salt of the Earth

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” – Matthew 5:13 I shared yesterday that part of our purpose is to add salt and light to the lives of others! You may be wondering what it is about salt that makes it so special. In Jesus’ day, during the Roman Empire, salt was very valuable. It was used as a preservative, a cleanser and a form of money. With no modern refrigeration, the way people preserved meat was to dip it in a salt brine and hang it up. Vegetables and other foods that would otherwise perish were also preserved with salt. In addition to being a preservative, salt was a cleanser and bacteria killer. With all its beneficial properties, it became

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