Before laboratories were a thing, there was a natural preservative.
Yep, the simple white stuff...salt.
The main purpose of a preservative is to prevent alterations, spoiling.
Salt was a precious commodity in Bible times. God's people are set apart, valuable, preserving God's law. Without God there is decay. And while it may seem like the world is decaying at a very rapid rate, God still has His people.
As the salt of the earth, we are responsible for uplifting the atmosphere around us with hope and love. As the salt and light, we preserve, flavor, and illuminate.
Many around us may fail to recognize our worth, but to God we are priceless. So valuable that He required His Son to die on a cross to restore us to His image that we may one day live in glory with Him forever.
Salt also makes you thirsty. Are we living lives in Christ that are so compelling that those around us become thirsty for Him?
We become dull and tasteless when we start to look more like the world than Christ. When we become like the world, we are no good to God. If this has happened, we can ask the Holy Spirit to restore our salty qualities, to set us apart and change us into powerful forces for good in this dark world.
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Romans 12:2
Can the world see the difference Christ has made in my life or have I lost my savor?
May my life be set apart. May I add light and flavor to the world to Your glory, preserving the goodness that only comes through You. Help me to be transformed and restored to Your image, not to become like the darkness of this world. Renew my mind and shine through me. Guide me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to uplift all around me.
In Jesus' Holy Name, amen.