13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
When we hear someone called, “salty” it is usually referred to as a negative term. Here, Jesus is telling us to get SALTY. Jesus primary audience during the time was his disciples, but it seems as if by the end of his speech, a crowd of people has surrounded them. They were amazed at his teachings and were fired up and ready to get salty.
What happens when you eat salty potato chips? You are thirsty right? You want more chips! Salt helps our body hold on to water. When we get enough salt our thirst center goes on high alert and we need water to dilute the salt. It makes us thirst for something more.
Have you ever thirsted so bad it consumed you? I played basketball growing up and I am not a huge stamina guy. One or two trips down the floor had me begging for air. I needed water. It would take my focus sometimes from the game, to the dyer need for hydration. I was thirsty.
You can probably see where I am going with this. We are called to be the salt of the earth. Therefore, called to make others thirst for Jesus. How though? How can I make someone thirst for Jesus? Well I can tell you this much; how you live can cause others to thirst for Jesus.
Make people say, “I want was he has. I want to be joyful like him. I want to impact others like him. I want to live with a purpose like she does.” The only way we can do this is by having an intimate relationship with Jesus. Otherwise we are just kind of winging it. An intimate relationship with Jesus can cause others to thirst for what you have. Then all we have to do is point them to our Savior. The reason for which we live!
Do I make others thirst for Jesus?
How can I begin to thirst for Jesus more?
Dear Lord, show us the importance behind thirsting for you and your word. Reveal this to each one of us in your own unique way. Just recently I have found a new hunger for growing close to you and I am so thankful for that. I pray those reading this will find new life in you as well. Amen.
Have a great week!