SALT is a POWERFUL thing in both the Bible and in Hebraic/Middle-Eastern culture. It was a sought-after commodity, at times valued almost the same as GOLD!!
In the PHYSICAL, salt:
Let’s look at SPIRITUAL lessons for us in SALT …
• SALT IN THE BIBLE
SALT is actually mentioned A LOT in the Scriptures!!
(1) The ANOINTING OIL (for the PRIESTS and KINGS) was to be SALTED.
Exodus 30:31, 34-‐35 “31 And say to the Israelites, This is a holy anointing oil [symbol of the Holy Spirit], sacred to Me alone throughout your generations. 34 Then the Lord said to Moses, Take sweet spices—stacte, onycha, and galbanum, sweet spices with pure frankincense, an equal amount of each, 35 And make of them incense, a perfume after the perfumer’s art, seasoned with SALT and mixed, pure and sacred.”
(2) EVERY offering — whether that of an animal or grain — had to be salted. Offerings WITHOUT SALT were NOT ACCEPTED by GOD.
Leviticus 2:13 “13 Every cereal offering you shall season with salt [symbol of preservation]; neither shall you allow the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your cereal offering; with ALL your offerings you shall offer SALT.”
Through Y’shua, we are now ALL PRIESTS unto our GOD — and our LIVES are to be LIVING SACRIFICES … we are to be “SALTED”!!
In Matthew 5:13-16, Y’shua likens US being as SALT and a LIGHT to the world. HOW are we SALT and LIGHT? Through our LIFE and WALK, our ACTIONS!! Living a GODLY life, LOVINGLY walking in HIS WAYS, with ACTS of RIGHTEOUSNESS, and LOVING OTHERS!!
PAUL speaks to THIS in …
Colossians 4:6 “6 Let your speech at all times be gracious (pleasant and winsome), seasoned [as it were] with SALT, [so that you may never be at a loss] to know how you ought to answer anyone [who puts a question to you].”
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