by LEILA G. VALENCIA
“You are the salt of the earth” God declared it in Matthews 5:15.
Yes, I believe that we have encountered this line already as we read the bible everyday. But the question is, are we taking this seriously and meditating this line in its deepest meaning?
If we look for the meaning of salt in the dictionary, it means to preserve and flavor the food and enrich its taste. But if we look at the bible, salt expresses the thought that Christians are to be a preserving and savoring element for the Lord on earth, enriching the lives of others is our role and God’s ultimate purpose why He gave us potentials and skills.
This is to help those who are weak needy sick and lost not only on the physical aspect but in all areas of their lives.
It may be spiritually, emotionally and in intellectually. We must tickle their interest in searching and seeking God and to be hunger and thirsty of His word. We must also be a channel of blessings in fulfilling their dreams.
We must guide and direct them into the right path. And enjoy God’s gift of salvation (by God’s grace and unmerited favor for those who will receive and believe in it), and consider Christ as their personal savior and walk with intimacy with Him.
In short, Christians are designed to be a SALT.
S – sensitive to the needs of others
A – alert in rescuing the lost
L – light of those who are in the dark
T – tactful in giving spiritual advices.