While this may sound nerdy, sodium is actually a very interesting element. It is an element that isn’t good for much by itself, so links itself to other elements. Depending on what it joins with determines what it is good for. It can become baking soda, borax, and many other things. The most well known combination is table salt (Sodium and Chloride).
Matthew 5:13 says, “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.”
Jesus wants Christians to be the salt of the earth, but how are we supposed to do this? Just like sodium, the only way we can change is by joining with something else. In this case we must join ourselves with God’s word. When this happens, changes will begin taking place. We will become more kind, moral, and ethical. We will have a sense of joy and hope. We will want to share this great feeling and the good news about God with others. This is the kind of “salty person” Jesus wanted us to be!
The question is, do we life our lives joined with God’s word? Does it produce changes in us? Does it make us excited and more evangelistic? If not, then obviously there are other elements mixed in that are keeping us from being the “salt” Jesus called for us to be. Let’s remove the impurities in our lives and make sure we have the right mixture of God’s word in our lives.