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