spiritual salt shakers

You are the salt of the earth. If salt loses its taste, how can it be made to taste like salt again? It is no good. It is thrown away and people walk on it. -Matthew 5:13 NLV

These verses cause me to remember that we are salt shakers in the Lord's service.
In a sense, the Holy Spirit turns us upside down when he lives through us.
He shakes us and releases beautiful seasoning into the lives of those around us.

In that sense, the releasing ofsalt defies all that we find comfortable.
Being turned upside down, like a salt shaker, is really uncomfortable.
Uncomfortable, but necessary if we want to help those around us.

When I think about this idea, the word encouragement comes to me.
And how salt often looks like comforting and strengthening those around us.
This kind of loving seasoning will add such flavor to the world.

Turn me upside down Lord and shake the salt out of me.

... this devotion is part of the Red Letters series. Click here to read more.


  1. I see an entirely different urgency to the message: don't be salt that has lost its savor. It's a warning as well as a directive.

    If we think because we call ourselves "Christian" but do not serve the least of our brothers and take up our crosses daily and follow Him and observe the message of the Beatitudes, knowing that we will be given a very hard road and must persevere, then we ain't got no savor, we are no real witness to His Salvation.

    So thanks: I'm reminded to stay savory!

  2. Thanks Therese! I think that your comment takes encouragement to the next level.

  3. That's an excellent comment, Therese ~~ sometimes we do forget that salt isn't salt if it loses it taste.

    I want to be a "savory" Christian.

    Good thoughts Bob..


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