Good for Nothing

You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.” (Matt 5:13)
Stop just a minute! Did Jesus just say that if I was not impacting my world as salt, that I was GOOD FOR NOTHING? Hmmmm – I think I'd better think it out again.

Jesus was famous for “hard sayings” but this one always gets me.

Let’s review:
Salt that is flavorless is good for nothing.
You are salt.
If you are not having an impact on your world, you are good for nothing. [Tweet This]
Yikes – that did not help.
Some of you don’t know me that well, and may not realize that I trying to use humor as a device to take the edge off some of Jesus strongest words, however He was not playing around. He could not be more serious.
As I said in my previous post: Salt is not something you do, it is something you are. So here Jesus is not so much yelling at us and telling us to be salty, but giving us a way to see if we are Salt!
Since salt is not something you do, but something you are, if we are not salty, then there is no hope for us – unless…
Ok – here it is – are you ready. If you are not salt, you must become salt. Your old – non-salty (aka good for nothing but the be trampled by the wrath of God) nature must be thrown out, and you must receive a new salty nature! You must be born again! (John 3:7)
If that is you, please check my post called “What Peace?” or “Repentace,the path to comfort” where you can find out how to get a new nature.
Thanks for reading. If these posts are doing you any good, let me know, and tell a friend.
Ben

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