From the Pastor’s Pen

Final Thoughts on Mark 9:50

Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it?  Have salt in yourselves, . . .                   NKJV

It is noteworthy that the Lord Jesus Christ tells us to “Have salt in yourselves.”  Our actions will have significant consequences, not only for those close to us, but for our society as a whole.  Yet there is a warning attached to this broad vision; we must remain salty.  Once salt has lost its flavor, it is worthless, and so it is for us as Christians.  The sting in this verse is that salt that has lost its “saltiness” or “flavor” cannot be restored; there is no resalting process.  It must be cast aside.

As Christians, we will turn the world upside down when we submit to the Lord Jesus Christ.  We should have no small ambitions; the whole planet can change through our godly influence.  When we lose our character which makes us distinctly Christian, we become worthless.  Our nation contains many professing Christians, yet shows much spiritual decay.  We must examine ourselves as Christians and ask, “Is something is wrong with our salt?”

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