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.”
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: Spare us, O Christ, from a weak and insipid
faith, that the world may taste and see that You are good. Amen.
Edward A. Engelbrecht, The Lutheran Study Bible (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2009), 1747.