Salt Without Savour
Daily Devotional for January 4th
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Matthew 5:13
Jesus was clear in His teachings on discipleship and being representatives of His kingdom on earth. He has ordained all who come to Him to be salt and light. There are some interesting things about this verse that should forever be taken to heart within our lives. Most of the religious world are destitute of knowledge concerning spiritual truths. This verse teaches us quite a few great things. The verse says basically, that we will either influence the world or the world will influence us.
Salt is useful for at least two things. It is a preservative, but is also a seasoning. Jesus has so enriched us that we are as the salt of the earth because we have the ingredient within us, which is Jesus Himself. We have an influence in the world due to that power of God that works within us. Is it possible for a Christian to become unusable? The answer is obviously and tragically yes. Jesus continued with the sober reality that salt can lose its savour or saltiness. This happens when salt is left out in the world exposed to the elements. Most people don’t realize that sin will cause them to become unusable.
Will God put you on a shelf? Yes He will. Jesus said wherewith shall it be salted? This is a clear statement that He cannot use salt with no savour. We wonder at times why the Lord is not using us the way He once did. In many cases, the power of God used to be greatly felt within lives. But sadly, people become unusable due to a lack of faithfulness and commitment. The worst part is, some people attempt to go into the fields of harvest only to return with no souls saved.
What about you friend? Has the power of God been hindered in your life? If so, come unto Jesus today and ask Him to cleanse you of all sin as you confess and turn from your sin. Jesus so desires to use us, but we must have savour in our lives. We cannot be effective in the world without the savour; which is the Saviour!