“You are the salt of the earth.”
Matthew 5:13 NIV
In Jesus’ day, salt was used as valuable currency, as well as a precious food preservative and additive to enhance the flavor of food.
When Jesus said that you are the salt of the earth, He is saying that you are valuable and meant to enhance this world with the flavor of His grace.
You are made to add value. That alone is a gift that so many people are craving- simply the recognition that they are valued and they are valuable to God– so valuable that Jesus paid the ultimate price to love them.
You are anointed to be a precious preservative to the world you live in and in the work you do.
You are being used by God to preserve respect, show dignity and honor those around you.
My friend, wherever God has placed you, whoever He has surrounded you with, whatever job He has given you to do, Jesus has you there for a purpose and to be salty. May God shake you up today and pour you out for someone who desperately needs to know that they are precious and valuable to God.