Bible Study for Christian Women and Pastors Wives - I Am The Salt - 6
"...But if the salt have lost his savour..." (Matthew 5:13b); "...But if the salt have lost his saltness..." (Mark 9:50b); "But if the salt have lost his savour..." (Luke 14:34).
I don't know about you, but I spend way too much time searching for something misplaced. One year I found the early-bought Christmas presents "hidden-in-a-safe-place" somewhere around Easter. Most of the time, when I find lost items they are covered up underneath other items or papers.
Meditating on these three times Scripture mentions "salt losing it's saltiness," I am certain God is not talking about a chemical reaction that separates chemical molecules from each other thus causing chemical changes for salt to no longer be salt. I believe He is talking about Spiritual matters.
I just want to quote a little bit from scientist Peter Stoterau in an article, Can Salt Lose Its Saltiness?, from this website: http://askascientist.co.uk.
"Historically, salt has been obtained from crude sources such as salt marshes, and minerals such as rock salt. This contains the stable sodium chloride plus other components. Sodium chloride is readily water-soluble, so if this crude salt were exposed to condensation or rain water, the sodium chloride could be dissolved and removed, and the salt could in effect lose its saltiness."
John 10:10 tells us "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
We will take a look tomorrow at some ways the thief causes us to "in effect lose its (our) saltiness."
Be blessed in The Name above every name, Jesus! I know I am.
Linda L Culbreth