What are you called to do?

April 10th, 2009  Email Email  Print Print  

Matthew 5:13 (NIV)

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.

How many times have we read this verse?  I have always interpreted this to mean that we are called to do more than simply be a bump on a log but instead need to impact the world with the Gospel.  That’s certainly not a bad interpretation nor would I consider it incorrect.  But consider this – in our culture today we are bombarded with a message of pleasing ourselves.  The devotion in The Word For You Today on March 26 has this to say – “Salt doesn’t exist for its own pleasure.”  How many sins have we committed that are evidence of our own indulgence, our desire to please ourselves?  All of them?  Definitely something to think about.

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