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“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.”

Matthew 5:13 (NLT)

Salty Christians:

Do you know salt is essential to life and health, but when we use too much of it, salt becomes harmful to us? We need sodium for nerve impulses, muscle function, and maintaining water balance. It is present in our blood, sweat, and tears. And during Jesus’ time, salt was a valuable commodity used as currency.

Today, we use salt to flavor and preserve our food and our salt comes in many varieties, shapes, and color. Each one brings a unique taste to the dishes. Sometimes, people will add salt to sweet dishes like ice cream to bring out the richness of the dish.

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Christian Salt

But what does Jesus mean when he calls us to be “the salt of the earth?” As a preservative, God calls us to bring the life-saving salt of Jesus to a dying world. Jesus meant we were to serve as preservatives, stopping the moral decay in our sin infected world. Like salt, Jesus is essential to the preserving us for an eternal life with him.

As a flavor enhancement, we can become the salt that adds joy and peace into the lives of those around us. And as we live in obedience to Christ, we influence the world for good, as salt positively influences the flavor of the food it seasons.

Losing Our Saltiness

God did not mean for us to sit in a salt shaker and wait for heaven. We need to be out in the world sprinkling salt everywhere we go. Without use, we can lose our saltiness. The world wants to rain on our faith and leave it ineffective.


Prayer for Salty Christians

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for using such simple things as salt to teach us about sharing the gospel. Thank you for allowing us to share our saltiness with those who need you. Help us always to remember to be Your salt and light in the world. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


How can you become a salty Christian and preserve and flavor the lives of others?

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. JD Wininger

    “How can you become a salty Christian and preserve and flavor the lives of others?” What an important point to understand a poignant question to ask ma’am. My “off the cuff” answer to constantly fill your up with Christ’s living water, then share it with others. Loved the post ma’am.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Great answer JD. We must be filled up. Thanks and blessings to you

  2. Katherine Pasour

    Thank you for this focus on the importance of salt and the encouragement to be “salty Christians” to spread the light and love of Jesus to others. Just as salt preserves and enhances flavor, we are to “preserve” others so that they will know the love their Savior has for them. Thankfully, unlike salt, we can never have too much of Jesus. Thanks for your inspiring message, Yvonne.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks so much Katherine. I love the example of salt and light in the Bible. They are so simple and easy to understand. God bless and thanks for commenting.

  3. Melinda Viergever Inman

    Being the salt of the earth is a high calling. How often do we forget the salt matter, the importance of it, the reality of it, and our awareness of it.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      So very true Melinda. Salt is essential for life, both physically and spiritually. God bless and thanks for commenting

  4. Jessica Brodie

    Yes! Amen to this. You’re right that we have a big, ongoing job to do — out in the world sprinkling “salt” everywhere we go.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      We are the salt shakers 😃. Thanks Jessica and God bless

  5. Annie Yorty

    Our flavor comes from our nearness to God. Praise Him!

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Amen Annie. Thanks for visiting and God bless

  6. Debbie Wilson

    Yvonne, in addition to the traits you bring out, I heard someone say that salt makes you thirsty. I like the idea of us making people thirsty to know the Lord. I hope I do.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Great point. Thanks for sharing it Debbie. Blessings

  7. karentfriday

    Great post and reflection, Yvonne. I want to be a salty Christian so that others see Jesus in this world who so desperately needs Him.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Me too Karen. Such a great goal. Blessings

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