Posts Tagged ‘Salt’

 

 “YOU ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH”

MATTHEW 5:13

Anthony Iovino –June 18, 2006

 

Scripture References for further study:

 

Matthew 5:13
Job 6:6
Genesis 1:1
Genesis 19:26
Luke 17:32
2 Kings 2:19-22
Colossians 4:6

 

Our Lord Jesus makes the following statement while addressing the crowds during His beloved Sermon on the Mount:

“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 by men”.

(Matthew Chapter 5 verse 13).

 

I have read and studied “ The Sermon On The Mount” many times, and each time I  read it  the Lord gives me new insight and a greater understanding of just how powerful and convicting His words can be.  I was curious as to why Jesus referenced “salt” in His sermon, and what exactly was He trying to say to the people 2,000 years ago. I researched salt  and discovered many amazing facts. I also found several Bible passages referencing  to salt.  In doing so, I now understand why Jesus tells Believers, “They are the salt of the earth”. (more…)