By Tia McCollors
“For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another. “ – Mark 9:49-50
Imagine a delectable dish set before you. Others have raved about how it tastes and you couldn’t wait to try it for yourself. But at first bite you lose your interest and appetite for the dish. You couldn’t enjoy the pureness and true taste of the meal you’d longed for because it had been prepared with too much salt. You decide not to try it again, but move on to something else that might better suit your taste. Imagine the same dish bland with no seasoning or flavor. Again, nothing about the offering inspires you to want more. Christians are the salt of the earth. We sprinkle our flavor among non-believers with just enough spice to that they can taste and be drawn to God’s goodness (Psalm 34:8). Indeed, it is good!
Practical Application: Salt is used to flavor and preserve, but it’s detrimental to have both too much salt and not enough salt. Our actions are often more powerful than our words when drawing non-believers to Christ. If we are the salt of the earth, we don’t want our actions to leave an unpleasant taste in the mouths of those who don’t know our Savior.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for giving me words that are like sweet honey to my mouth (Psalm 119:103). Season my words with grace so others will be drawn to your goodness when I tell them about You.
Tia McCollors is a wife and mother who loves to encourage women to wear their faith like a designer label. Information about her inspirational novels and devotions can be found at www.tiamccollors.com.