From Pastor Perry

08/12/2013 Luke 14:34-35

Luke 14:34–35 (ESV)
Salt Without Taste Is Worthless
34 “Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? 35 It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Well, it is Sunday night as I write this devotion for Monday and it is a short one.  Good!  My mind has not cleared from the nap.  When looking at this short text, I liked the study notes and I will actually defer to the Lutheran Study Bible because I found it interesting.  It says: “Ancient salt was made of several chemicals dried from seawater. Sodium chloride, true salt, could leach out, leaving other worthless minerals. So the Christian whose faith has eroded is no longer a Christian.  The partly desalinated compound could still harm the soil; therefore, it must be “thrown away,” like a worthless servant into the outer darkness.

Christ’s people are “the salt of the earth” (Mt 5:13), purifying and seasoning it, because Christ is within them. He makes us Christians through God’s Word.  I pray: O Lord, Spare us, from a weak and insipid faith, that the world may taste and see that You are good. Amen.

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I really love v.13 in this passage. It is both encouraging and comforting.

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