Are you a tasteless Salt?


Genesis 19:23-26
23 The sun had risen over the land when Lot reached Zoar. 24 Then out of the sky the Lord rained burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah from the Lord. 25 He demolished these cities, the entire plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and whatever grew on the ground. 26 But his wife looked back and became a pillar of salt.

God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, two cities because they rejected the Lord in their hearts and filled it with all types of lust and satisfaction of the flesh. They chose death instead of life. Lot’s wife looking back meant that she rejected God’s love and gave her love to the world instead. She left the city physically but her heart stayed in Sodom. Her heart was never the Lord’s even though God rescued her, she chose the world. Since she rejected the Lord, the Lord in turn rejected her and she met her doom along with Sodom and Gomorrah that faithful day.

Why did God turned Lot’s wife into a pillar of salt? The answer is found in:


Matthew 5:13, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty? It’s no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled on by men.”

Salt has two main qualities, preservation and flavor which preserves and gives good taste to any type of food when added to. As Christians, when we are right before God and the Holy Spirit dwells within us, God uses us to preserve and give flavor or meaning to the person with whom we are sharing the gospel with. God’s Word will preserve their life by convicting them of their sins and revealing that Jesus died for them on the cross and on the third day He rose from the grave. The gospel will season them with flavor (meaning) so that they may know God’s purposes for their life.

Let’s not be like Lot’s wife who rejected the Lord God almighty and was eternally lost but let’s hold on tightly to Jesus Christ who will never leave us or forsake us. Let’s choose to hold on to Life rather than be a flavorless salt which is only good for being trampled on and useless to God like the life of Lot’s wife was.

13 Replies to “Are you a tasteless Salt?”

  1. Hello friend. Thought you might like this extracted from a thing I wrote.

    Matthew 5:13
    “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men”

    Jesus used many methods during His teaching methods while he was here on Earth. In this lesson, He used an analogy by comparing believers to salt. So, before we get too deep into this, we should take a look at what salt would have meant to the disciples listening to Him. Because Jesus often spoke using analogies and parables which would make almost instant sense to His audience. Salt would have meant two things to the men listening to Jesus speak. Salt had basically two purposes in that time. First, salt was a flavoring; that’s no different than today really. Salt was the most basic and common flavoring available, rather like it is today. Not only would salt provide flavor in and of itself, but it would also enhance and bring out any other spices used. Second, salt was a preservative. This was not a day of refrigerators and freezers; without some method of preserving, meat would quickly ruin and become useless. So, what did Jesus mean when He compared His disciples to salt? We are to flavor the world around us. Obviously, we are to flavor it with the taste of our Christian lifestyles. Jesus made the point that salt with no flavor was simply useless and fit only for being cast away to be trod on. If we have lost our flavor, our Christian testimonies, then we are not good for a thing ourselves. At least we are no good as a flavoring in the world around us. Salt preserves. How do Christians preserve? Just take a look at the world around us. Anybody can quickly see that the world is rapidly ruining and souring, just like a piece of meat left laying in the sun would. Just like meat, the world needs something to permeate it and preserve it and keep it from ruin. In the case of the meat, salt that has kept its characteristics can do that. And Christians who have kept their Christian characteristics can do much to keep the world around them from ruining. One other thing about how salt preserves needs to be noted. Salt permeates the food it preserves; salt keeps the bad at bay so the meat will not go bad. That is no different than Christians in the world. We are to permeate the world and keep the bad at bay, so the world might not go bad. Our problem is that we let the bad permeate us , the salt of the Earth. When that happens, it us just as Jesus said; we are of no use any longer except to be thrown away and trod underfoot.

      1. I hope posting it here was ok? And yours was pretty darn good itself. I really like that passage, it has such an application for us, and is such a failure for us.

        The only reason I wrote that was I actually gave it as a devotional at church camp this year. My 9th year and this was the first time I ever got to speak to the camp. Just the morning devotional before breakfast. You get 8 minutes LOL. I was pretty excited about it, because usually on the preachers get to speak like that.

        Do you live in the city? I was looking at your avatar picture.

        1. My parents are from Cuba but I was born in Miami, Florida. I lived in Miami for about 29 years and after my mothers death I moved to central Florida. All of my friends and cousins are still in Miami.

          1. I thought Cuba because of your posts on Santeria, Was thinking that was big in Cuba. Yes, you are in the city. Of course, to a fellow from rural Arkansas, Florida seems like one big city to me LOL.

          2. I wrote 3 parts of my testimony and what I witness in my house with the witchcraft that my family did. Whenever you get a chance Wally, you should read them….very scary stuff. It’s under “My Testimonies”, right next to “Home”

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