Pass the Salt Please!

salt“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.  “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Mat 5:13-16 NKJ)

I don’t eat salt or add salt to food when I am cooking unless the food is really bland, like potatoes. If I am out somewhere and I eat I can taste the salt if it has been added.  My wife, Ann, will add extra salt to her fries. The other day we were at Burger King, and she suggested I finish her fries.  Not thinking, I obliged. Instantly my taste buds were aware of the presence of salt on the fries.  There was no doubt in my mind; I could taste the salt and plenty of it.

Some herbs and spices are delicate or mild, but salt makes a full-on assault on our mouth. So, can salt lose it’s flavor? The answer is no! Sodium Chloride is very stable. However, it is soluble, and if it is exposed to water, it will dissolve.  All that would be left were the compounds that unscrupulous merchants added to make it seem more.

As Christians, we need to keep our lives pure, and not polluted with religion or watered down by the world. Humankind needs to know the truth and be in no doubt when the truth has been added.

About Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.
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