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Are You Salty? SALT -A Covenant Between God and Man

Updated on January 17, 2017
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Keeping Our Saltiness

Are You Salty?

I believe we have left much undiscovered in Matthew 5:13-(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.) Mostly, we have been referred to seasoning when this verse is discussed. I believe it to be much more. In Leviticus 2:13 and Numbers 18:19, salt is referred to a covenant between God and man and as a perpetual due. In 2 Chronicles 13:5, God gave kingship over Israel to David and his sons by a covenant of salt. Jesus gave us back dominion over the earth with His blood and in saying we are the salt of the earth He was telling us we have kingship in the Kingdom of God therefore in covenant and with all the responsibility that comes with that.

We can lose our saltiness by neglecting to take up the reins of stewardship and responsibility as leaders in the Kingdom and increase it as a “ruler” is responsible to do. King Edward VIII left his position as King of England to marry a divorced woman. When doing so, he lost his saltiness and use to the throne and became unworthy for his former position. He could never be made “salty” again. I believe this to be what happens when we as followers of Christ refuse our positions and become useless to the Kingdom.

And in 2 Kings 2: 19-22, the water was made pure by the addition of salt and the land was unproductive. We, being salt, can purify this land we live in by our work in and for the Kingdom and by making disciples for Christ through His Word and it can become productive again as a testimony to the freedom God provides through the blood of our Savior Christ. It is a perpetual obligation of the SALT covenant between God and man.

Staying salty is hard work and requires a daily commitment to Christ. He gave His life fo rus. Let us give ours to Him in service, saltiness and love.

Scripture References

Leviticus 2:13----13You(A) shall season all your grain offerings with salt. You shall not let the(B) salt of the covenant with your God be missing from your grain offering;(C) with all your offerings you shall offer salt.

Numbers 18:19---19(A) All the holy contributions that the people of Israel present to the LORD I give to you, and to your sons and daughters with you, as a perpetual due.(B) It is a covenant of salt forever before the LORD for you and for your offspring with you."

2 Chronicles 13:5---5Ought you not to know that the LORD God of Israel(A) gave the kingship over Israel forever to David and his sons by(B) a covenant of salt?

Matthew 5:13---13 “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.

Exodus 30:34-35---"You shall make of these an incense, a compound according to the art of the perfumer, salted, pure and holy".

2 Kings 2: 19-22--- Healing of the Water 19 The people of the city said to Elisha, “Look, our lord, this town is well situated, as you can see, but the water is bad and the land is unproductive.”

20 “Bring me a new bowl,” he said, “and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him.

21 Then he went out to the spring and threw the salt into it, saying, “This is what the LORD says: ‘I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive.’” 22 And the water has remained pure to this day, according to the word Elisha had spoken.

Mark 9:50-- “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”

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    Brenda Barnes 

    6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Hello North Wind. I would appreciate a link to your Hub. I shall link to your also. Thank you. This is a very interesting subject isn't it? Many do not understand what it means to be salty. I hope I am forever salty, thirsty and strong like salt.

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    North Wind 

    6 years ago from The World (for now)

    Hi Hyphenbird, I did not even realize you wrote a hub about losing your saltiness until I published one on what it means to be salt and your hub appeared on the side of mine. As usual, your hub is interesting and shows some thoughtful examples. Do you mind if I put a link to it at the end of my hub?

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    Brenda Barnes 

    6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Hello Donnaisabella. Yes, if we do not add to the world we are not fulfilling our great commission. You have come to understand well. Thank you for leaving your great comments. I do appreciate your visit and am glad you found my Hub.

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    Donaisabella 

    6 years ago from Fort Myers

    Thanks Hyphen for the reminder of the salt, I often quote it to my household because the idea of losing saltiness had eluded me for a long time until recently. When I thought of salt without its saltiness, I realized truly how worthless it is, no good for anything because who consume it? For what purpose, we can only throw it away. When I related it to my relationship with God, I realized how important we must be as the salt of the earth, we do not seriously think of our position in the earth as Christians. We are the salt of the earth, truly, we season the earth with our love, peaceful ways, prayer, friendship, care, empathy and all that we have to offer or else we would not be the salt. If we do not these things, what are we good for? Our salvation alone is not what is good for the earth, it is what we do because of it. thanks for sharing.

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    Brenda Barnes 

    6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Thank you Reverend. I believe this to be an issue of importance. I pray to become saltier every day.

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    Rev. Emmanuel N Ekejiuba 

    6 years ago

    I like you work this topic

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    Brenda Barnes 

    7 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Doesn't it though. lol

    biblicaliving, I appreciate the visit. I have been disappointed in the lack of traffic to this Hub. I thought it interesting and God given inspiration.

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    biblicaliving 

    7 years ago from U.S.A.

    Thwarts a low sodium diet doesn't it? Great Hub!

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    Brenda Barnes 

    7 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Thank you CMerritt. I appreciate that very much and am happy you found this Hub.

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    Chris Merritt 

    7 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

    You salted my oats here.....

    Very informative and I vote up and useful...

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    Brenda Barnes 

    7 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Thank you mindmatters. I am glad you found it useful. I have much more on this subject and will be posting it in the next few weeks.

    I would love to know about the dream if you can share it! Sometimes what we think to be a dream is really a vision.

    Joy in Jesus, Hyphenbird.

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    mindmatters 

    7 years ago from South Africa

    This was a most useful article and gives further clarity to a dream I had.

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