Monday, August 19, 2013


Salt is a compound of sodium (metal that can suddenly burst into flames) and chloride (lethal gas). The combination produces a substance which is essential for human life. Why essential? It aids the absorption of nutrients and disposal of waste into the bloodstream. Our bodies cannot produce sodium which is necessary for muscle contraction and transmission of nervous impulses. Chloride is essential for digestion and respiration. We are constantly losing salt through our daily normal body functions when we “visit the toilet” and when we perspire. Salt also preserves and adds flavour to foods. It cleans and acts as an antiseptic.  It has medicinal values- aids healing of sore throats, ear aches etc.

Leviticus 2: 13 provides: You shall season all your grain offerings with salt. You shall not let the salt of the covenant with your God be missing from your grain offering, with all your offerings you shall offer salt.
Yeshua called us to be the salt. Paul urges us to present our bodies as a living sacrifice acceptable to God. 

To be an acceptable sacrifice, we are to be salted. This means that we are  to provide healing, flavour and preservation of life  (telling others in darkness of Yeshua, assisting those in the light, living the life as a disciple of Yeshua). This makes us an acceptable sacrifice to God.

In the words of Yeshua “For everyone will be seasoned with fire and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. Salt is good but if the salt loses its flavour how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves and have peace with one another” Mark 9: 49-50
Fellow disciples, if we truly are disciples as we say, let us ensure fervently that we are salted.

(I like to us a bit of my imagination and carry out my daily affairs picturing myself as a candle or as salt. Side issue: Yeshua studied and practised the Torah. The Torah was His bible. His quotes from the OT is clearly the evidence of that. Why do we not then look deeply into what He reads?)

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