When you go to a Mexican restaurant do you salt the chips before dipping them in the salsa? I definitely do!
There’s just something about a hot, salty chip that keeps us reaching for that basket over and over again. We know that we should have stopped five chips ago, but it just tastes so good!
Salt has that affect on things. And that is precisely why Jesus used it to describe how we as His followers should operate in our everyday lives.
He said in Matthew 5:13 (The Message),
“Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.“
Simply stated, if we want to point others to Christ, then we need to be salty. The words we speak need to be pleasing to the palate, leaving the unbeliever reaching for more and more of Jesus.
But think about this for a moment…if salt had no flavor, there would be no reason to sprinkle it on our chips. The same applies to us. If we are completely void of flavor, then there is no reason for the unbeliever to keep coming back to hear of a Savior who is for them and wants to give them an abundant life.
So, sprinkle some flavor into the way that you live out the gospel. Be salty!