SALTY

SALTY

I DID A LITTLE SALT INVESTIGATION. Natural salt without additives won’t ever go bad. However, salt mixed with additives has about a five year life. And then, expose salt to humidity like what would be found in Israel; it will still look like salt, but becomes a white powdery substance. “Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill, but men throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

Luke‬ ‭14:34-35‬ ‭Side note- anytime Jesus says, “he who has ears to hear”; He is trumpeting a stark admonition as a commander would tell his troop, “Pay attention soldier! I’m giving you important information.” Jesus is saying that tasteless salt is worthless. Additives destroy salt- it may still look like salt and feel like salt, but it is not salt. Add a little of the world’s ways and philosophy, exposed to the atmosphere and in about five years…. I tell people all the time, the enemy only needs a crack.

Pure religion is to visit those whose need help, bridle your tongue (keep a rein on it) and keep oneself unspotted, or rather uncorrupted from the world. (James 1:26-27) Most love the service part, it makes people feel good to do for others and helping brings immediate results (not to mention accolades from the world), but the rest escapes them. How do you keep salty then? Through the power of the Holy Spirit and the truth of God’s Word, you keep yourself pure. Guard your heart and your tongue. Do good to all.

Keep pure from additives: Stop reading any book that someone throws at you and read The Book. Stop watching mindless TV and watch and pray. Stay alert. Fellowship is important- bad company corrupts. A seemingly benign comment from a wicked heart is subversive. Do not isolate- he who isolates is stupid. Get wisdom, get knowledge, get understanding— a pure heart and mouth is a must to remain salty. #runyourrace

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