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Friday, March 18, 2016

A "Salty" Christian is Full of Joy

             Have you had your Joy Juice today?  Add a little salt and it tastes even better!

            In Matthew 5:13, we read: “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless."

            Do you know whose words these are?  They are straight from the heart and lips of Jesus!  He was teaching about salt and light…how to be an authentic Christian. Jesus said he wants us to “rejoice and be glad” and the way to do that is to live a godly life.  Writer and Evangelist Greg Laurie explains it like this:   
"There is a difference between a believer who is seeking to live a godly life, but struggling, and the person who claims to be a believer, but blatantly disregards what the Bible says and chooses to live a lifestyle out of God's plan. The key text of the Sermon on the Mount is Matthew 6:8, when Jesus said, "Don't be like them. . . ." Essentially, Jesus was saying, "Don't be like this world. Be different."

We are to be salt. In Jesus' day, salt was a big deal! The Romans believed that except for the sun, nothing was more valuable than salt. It actually was used as a form of currency, and Roman soldiers would sometimes be paid in salt. Hence the expression, "He is not worth his salt."

            Are we “worth our salt”?  Do we add a delicious flavor to life because of the Godly lifestyle we choose to live?

          Be flavorful and joyful by being an authentic Christian.

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