Posted on January 29, 2021 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” (Matthew 5:13)

It’s a curious thing: salt makes everything taste better but is not good for people with a heart condition! We Christians are to be the salt of the earth, but can we get too salty for those who have bad hearts? Are we sometimes anchovies?

Or salt water. Our pool at Shell Point is salt water but you would hardly notice it. It is wonderful for swimming. Yet it keeps the water sufficiently filtered. And there are the oceans of the world with a 3.38% salinity. Many people love to swim in the ocean. On the other hand, there’s the Great Salt Lake in the U.S. which has up to 27% at times, or 34% in the Dead Sea, and in 2017, the saltiest place on earth, Don Juan Pond in Antarctica, at 40.2% salinity. Have you ever tried swimming in the Dead Sea? I have. Forget it. You can’t sink, you are covered with an oily-like film and, if you happen by mistake to get it in your mouth, you nearly choke. Are some of us Dead Sea Christians?

Is the joy of the Lord our strength (Hebrews 8:10) or a rod of iron our weapon (Psalm 2:19)?

John 13:35: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Yes, salt can lose its saltiness and thus its worth, or it can be a disincentive to our witnessing.

Which are you? Which am I?


Written By Neil Fichthorn: Rev. Neil Fichthorn is a seasoned conference and camping servant having served at Gull Lake Bible Conference, Sandy Cove Ministries as President, and an interim Executive Director at Pinebrook Bible Conference. He also served in church music for decades as a choir director and arranger. He has been Bill Welte’s mentor and friend for over 45 years.

Think About This: Keep your eye simply on Him; let His death, His sufferings, His merits, His glories, His intercession, be fresh upon thy mind; when you wake in the morning look to Him; when thou lie down at night look to Him. Oh! let not your hopes or fears come between thee and Jesus; follow hard after Him, and He will never fail you.” – Charles Spurgeon

The Daily Bible Reading: Reflection | You can download our 2021 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the [e]right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. – John 1:12-13

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