Manna For Today: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
In the Bible, salt is:
1. A reminder of a divine covenant.
Leviticus 2:13 – And every offering of your grain offering you shall season with salt; you shall not allow the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your grain offering. With all your offerings you shall offer salt.
2. A tool of marvelous healing and cleansing.
II Kings 2:20-21 – And he said, “Bring me a new bowl, and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him. 21 Then he went out to the source of the water, and cast in the salt there, and said, “Thus says the LORD: ‘I have healed this water; from it there shall be no more death or barrenness.’”
3. It creates desire.
Job 6:6 – Can flavorless food be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
4. It is a preservative.
Luke 14:34-35 – “Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? 35 It is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill, but men throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
5. It is a cause of peace.
Mark 9:50 – Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.
6. It is a necessary element in our testimony.
Matthew 5:13 – You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
7. An evidence of grace.
Colossians 4:6 – Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
Peace and blessings!