You are the slat of the earth.
In the Bible, God has various names for His children. Some of those names are: sheep, brethren and little ones. When the Lord Jesus gives us the name of "salt", He is reminding us that we have the opportunity and the responsibility to be an influence in the world. It is interesting that these verses should follow the Beatitudes. In the Beatitudes, Jesus gives some qualities that ought to be present in every citizen in the Kingdom. When we are possessed of these characteristics, we will be a positive influence, and we will make a difference in the world around us. When we are living out the standards of the Lord Jesus in our lives, we will be like salt and like light. Now, light is an external quality that enables one to see. Just as a glistening, limestone city sitting high on a hillside cannot be hidden for the light coming from its walls, so the Christian who shines with the brilliance of the Lord Jesus cannot be hidden from the view of the world. In other words, your testimony will shine out from you, and those around you will see it and be touched by it.
As you consider your life, can you honestly say that your life is like salt in the world?
There is a tremendous need for every Child of God to be all that God wants them to be in these days. We need to be about the business of purifying, preserving, penetrating, pleasing and promoting so that the Lord can use our lives and our testimonies for His glory. God help us to be salty Christians.
Lord God, help me to live each day for You. To be salt and light in this sin filled world. I ask this for Christ’s sake. Amen.