Can Salt be made Salty again?

From basic research studies, iodine and anti-caking agents degrade over time, reducing the shelf life of a substance like salt to about five years. There is also Biblical records that proves of a truth that salt represents value and at the same time, it can loose its taste. Now, what happens when salt becomes saltless?

Can Salt be made Salty again?

Salt is a seasoning. It is a basic cooking ingredient with age long history. Apart from the mention in Genesis 14:3 as regards the vale of Siddim which is the salt sea and the story of Lot's wife who became a pillar of salt in Genesis 19:26, other mentions of the essence of salt in scriptures depict value. In Leviticus 2:18, there were instructions for the priests to season every portion of meat with salt and that no offering (to be offered to God) should lack salt in it. Another Bible event where the value of salt was mentioned is in 2nd Kings 2:19. At the time, the situation of the city was unpleasant because the land was barren (unproductive) and the water was bad, bitter and polluted. The men of the city went up to Elisha and told him the situation so he asked that they bring a bowl with salt in it (2nd Kings 2:20). When they did, Elisha went to the source of the water and proclaimed God's power over the land and the waters were healed.

In Matthew 5:13, Jesus teaches that we are the salt of the earth and that if salt loses its taste, it cannot be made salty again. It becomes mere grain, useless, thrown to the grown and trampled upon. Jesus then instructs us as believers to live our lives as salt by making sure that wherever we go, we live a life worthy of our qualities. The salt in our lives is Jesus. The fact that we believe in Him is the value we portray. Wherever we go, we are under a divine mandate to show Christ in thoughts, words, deeds and every action whatsoever. God wants us to show forth the value we have through Him. God wants your life to advertise His glory and power. He wants people to see the value in you by showing Him up. The Bible in Colossians 1:27 aptly says Christ in you is the hope of Glory. Also, Jesus speaking in John 12:32 says If I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto me. This is also symbolic of the fact that in our lives, we are essentially responsible for lifting Jesus up at all times. When He is lifted up through our lives, actions, characters and the value we exude, men will definitely be drawn unto God. 

There is this popular saying that the world doesn't read the Bible any longer. Instead, it reads Christians. If we claim to be representatives of Christ, we should do our duty properly by showing everyone the badge as Ambassadors for Christ (2nd Corinthians 5:20) and ensure that we bring great yield in this harvest. God is counting on every believer to show forth the value in them through Christ. Different sectors from Business, Education, Economy, Politics, Healthcare, Law, Welfare and every other sphere of life needs Christians who will rise to the occasion and be the salt of the earth. The value we bring to the table matters as believers and it will only be served for all to enjoy when we understand that we have a duty to show forth God's glory.

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