I’ll admit that I love salt a little too much, but thankfully I also love water which combats the salt. It was interesting to learn this morning after reading the commentary on this verse that most of the salt used in Israel at the time of this writing came from the Dead Sea and was full of impurities.
When we choose to follow the culture, we will lose our spiritual effectiveness through the gradual acceptance and compromise of what man says is truth. We will become dead in our testimonies when we allow impurities to enter our hearts. Our behavior will come from the dead seas of our habits. We become bland at best in our examples and tasteless in our behavior. We no longer stand out but stand back.
Salt sets a recipe apart like no other ingredient, and so will our effectiveness if we continue to pursue God’s holiness, His righteousness and His character.