“Therefore, salt is good; but if salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned? It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear and heed My words.”Luke 14:33-35
Salt has many valuable yet paradoxical properties. Perhaps it is its binary nature – a sodium side and a chloride side.
A little salt added to food enhances its taste, too much ruins it. A lot of salt preserves food, too little rots it. A little salt to a manure pile accelerates the desired decaying process, too much and it will kill it.
Depending on its application, salt can both enliven and destroy. We are the salt of the earth. Christians enhance and destroy. We are not the sugar of the world to sweeten everything. That is not our born again nature nor the nature of salt.
Why do Christians try artificially sweeten the world into some Christian Wonderland when candy-coating sin or white washing tombs does not turn a tomb into a cradle of life? There is a distinction and it is as far as dead is from alive or night is for day.
The Gospel of Salt is not to turn the world into a Palace of Salt. Our job as the salt of the earth is to make those that have not experienced the love of God, to make them hungry. Salt makes you thirsty. We are not to force our sodium chloride culture onto the unwilling.
The Christian’s purpose is to accelerate the decay of what must decay and preserve what should be preserved in society. Our role is not to transform every unwilling creature into salt. Turning things into salt that should not be salt is judgement, ask Lot’s wife. Are we not to make thirsty sinners thirstier till they turn and decide to seek for God and find Him, or not?
Truly, we are the salt of the earth, but woe if we lose our saltiness and denature to some sucrose rich goo that cannot benefit God, man, beast or manure pile!
“…you shall season with salt, so that the salt of the covenant of your God will not be lacking from your grain offering; with all your offerings you shall offer salt.”Leviticus 2:13
Our Palace of Salt, where salt beings live is coming to earth but while it tarries let us be good citizens of our Salt Kingdom and send out the letter of the Salt King to every creature – surrender to the King of Salt or be thrown on the manure pile of eternal decay.