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The Parable of The Salt Without Taste Made Simple

(Matthew 5:13)

Matthew 5:13 reads:

“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.”

Have you ever been told that you’re good for nothing? Did your teacher ever told you that you’ll never amount to anything? Have you been told by your parents you’re useless? Has someone in your life told you you’re good for nothing? It’s not a good feeling; it makes you feel embarrassed and ashamed. And if there’s some truth in the words, you may feel really hurt.

Well, here was Jesus saying that if you’re a Christian but you’re not having an impact on the world you live in, you’re good for nothing. Now, let me explain to you briefly that when Jesus walked on earth, He preached law and grace. He was the grace of God and He preached the message of love. Jesus shared, as we’re sharing in this series and in this book that’s being compiled, the practical ways of how you express love to your fellow man. So Jesus was all about love but He was also setting the standards so high, leaving men and women to consider that they could never measure up. The reason that He did this was so that the Pharisees knew they were failing.

Jesus expounded the law in such a way that it just made it impossible to be free from sin. For instance, He shared that to look at a woman with lust is to commit adultery in your spirit. That was something that would convict most men if they are honest. They’re walking around being adulterous.

These are fighting words, the words that are meant to cause offense. The words found here - that “un-salty” salt is good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men – these can be offensive. Many Christians are trampled underfoot by others in this life. Many believers are condemned and judged unfairly because of their Christian life. But that is not what He is talking about here. Suffering and persecution for righteousness’ sake is a good thing and something to be treasured. Jesus is talking about something more here. He’s talking about something that you do. You just throw rubbish out on a bin. You trample your rubbish down. You stand on your rubbish and push it down with your feet. That’s the sort of thing that Jesus is talking about with this salt.

Well, enough of the depressing news . . .
How do you become salt in this world? I’ve heard it said and preached many times, salt is a preserving factor. It is used to preserve meat. So there’s that widely understood use of salt. In your workplace, when people are swearing and gossiping, you can set a standard by not accepting such behavior.

I have spent hundreds of hours watching videos of Andrew Wommack, that is why I keep mentioning him here. He told a story about his experience in basic training in the army. He was in a room with about 50 men, waiting to be paid. There was this man who was blaspheming God. In every sentence, he was saying Jesus and Jesus and Jesus. He was blaspheming and swearing and talking. There were so many swear words coming out of his mouth. And Jesus’ name was coming out very often. Andrew, who cannot stand it anymore, said to him, “Stop it man, you know, stop it.” And the man came to punch his lights out. But Andrew said something which the man thought different about. And he didn’t hit Andrew anymore.

The man didn’t talk for the rest of the time. He was just silent as they waited for the next half an hour to be paid. And after that, none of the men, of those 50, none of the men in basic training would speak to Andrew. Andrew would have his lunch by himself and he was ostracized. But he stood up for righteousness’ sake.

Well, that’s being salt. That was a reminder to the men that there were standards they have crossed. Being salt is standing up and correcting something when it is not right.

This past week I found out something that wasn’t right. When I found out about it I went and told someone to do something about it and make it right. The situation is now resolved.

Being salt is just not sitting by. There’s a famous cliché that says, ‘evil seems to triumph when good men do nothing.’ I’m not one big on quoting clichés in anything. Say, I think that’s the first time in this series of parables that I’ve used a cliché. But it’s so true. That’s speaking of salt too. We’re supposed to make a difference in this world. We’re supposed to stand out. The moral decline of America and other places in the world can be directly associated with the lack of integrity, personal holiness and devotion to God by the Christians.

People don’t so much listen to what you say until they’ve watched you do what you do. It’s shameful to know that I’m talking to someone on Facebook or online for half an hour. And then when I ask him when do they have to go to bed or when are they going to go, they’d answer, “No, it’s okay. I’m at work.” I find it appalling that a Christian would spend an hour of his employee’s work time talking to me!!! If I had known it within the first five minutes, I would’ve broken off the conversation. Now I’m more aware of American time zones

But non-Christians see this. Not many non-Christians read the Bible. And without the help of the Holy Spirit, they cannot understand the Bible, let alone Christians. The only Bible that they see is you and me. That’s essentially what being salt is. We’ve got to show Christ to them. The word Christian means “little Christ”. Jesus Christ wouldn’t spend one hour on Facebook talking while He’s supposed to be working for a boss. Jesus doesn’t condone that, you know.

Life can be very interesting when you can hear the Holy Spirit and be directed by Him. God knows how to make you shine and how to bring His righteousness to any situation. The Holy Spirit knows which people are going to be saved and come to the Lord one day and He can use you to be a bridge to those people. Just being different to people can have a drastic effect on their salvation. In this dark world, it does not take much to stand out and be more than the average person. That is what being salt and light is all about.

The Christian life is a matter of swimming upstream. Andrew Wommack says even a dead fish can float downstream. It doesn’t take much to float downstream. But the Christian life is a swim upstream. Righteousness is not so much earned but given to us by Christ. We’re to have the mind of Christ. We’re to be little Christ in this world.

I hope that you’ve been blessed by what I’ve shared.



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