“Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?
It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out” Luke 14:34-35.
If there is no such thing as fresh or stale salt-
– how could Jesus say this?
There are two ways-
– salt can lose its saltiness.
– by dilution!
– by pollution!!
Put some salt in a glass and add water.
Stir, taste, and then add more water.
The more you dilute the salt, the less you will taste it.
Soon it has no value as salt.
Or, take some salt and add to it other things.
Continue to mix in things, polluting the salt, and eventually you will not notice the salt.
Its saltiness is lost to the pollution.
Followers of Jesus are to be the “salt of the earth.” Matt. 5:13.
But our saltiness can be lost the same way.
Our testimony can be so watered down that-
– by dilution it loses its saltiness,
Or so much other stuff can come into our lives
– that our testimony is lost due to pollution.
That is what Jesus wants.
Do not let into your life things that will dilute or pollute.