You are Salt

Isaiah 58:1-12; Matthew 5:13-20

Sermon excerpt:

Salt doesn’t wake up one morning and try to figure out what to study in college. It doesn’t make a career choice or check the classifieds. Salt is just salt … it has some sodium and some chlorine … it’s salt.  All it does is what salt does. It just does what comes naturally to salt. It doesn’t do something else.

If you were to sprinkle salt on your french fries and instead of making them salty, it made them sweet, we wouldn’t say “This salt has lost it’s saltiness.” We would say: “That’s not salt! That’s sugar!”

If salt doesn’t do what salt naturally does – if it does something else – then it’s not salt. If it doesn’t have the qualities of salt, then we don’t call it salt.



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About MargaretAnne

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One response to “You are Salt”

  1. Steve says :

    Good insight, thanks…

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