Monday, July 1, 2013
Salt of the Earth: Part 5: No Substitutes
Although salt bring great taste to food, it does have some harsh affects on the body. Salt can lead to hypertension which is a raise in the blood pressure which can lead to heart attacks. Salt can lead to osteoporosis which is a condition that causes weakening of the bones. Salt also can produce stomach acid when used in excess. This can lead to problems in the stomach including stomach cancer. For all these reasons people have to reduce the amount of salt they take in as well as look for alternatives or substitutes for salt. This leads to other spices and even literal salt substitutes being used in place of salt.
Although this is good for the body and for people's diets, being a substitute is not good when it comes to being the salt of the earth. In fact God accepts no substitutes. He wants you to be the saltiest Christian that you can possibly be. For all the reasons that we have mentioned so far in these blog posts, God wants you to go out into the world and be the salt of the earth. He wants you to be as salty as you possibly can be.
He doesn't want you to be a salt substitute. He doesn't want you to be the salt of the earth when it is convenient for you. He doesn't want you to sort of help people or act like you are doing more than you actually are. He doesn't want you to half heartily do anything in his name.
He wants you to be a full out, salt covered, heart attack waiting to happen Christian. He wants you to go forth into this world and show others his love. He wants you to help melt people's problems away, add flavor to their lives, he wants you to preserve people, and he wants you to make people thirsty for him.
DO NOT accept substitutes when it comes to your faith.
Be salty my friends!