Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pass the Salt Please

Salt! It's sort of one of those things that sometimes you can't live with or you can't live without! Now that I have trouble with high blood pressure, I try to watch my salt intake. I know that I eat too much salt when I eat at restaurants but here at home we've cut way back on it. And I can tell you that it sure doesn't make me feel like a good cook any more! Food just tastes better with salt in it to me! Jesus said about Christians in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5: 13..."Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men." Just as food needs a little salt to bring out the flavor, so this world needs the witness of Christians to show them the "flavor" of Christ.

Although too much salt is bad for us there are some other good things salt does. It can be used to keep food from spoiling. My husband's father used to salt down pork to keep it all winter in the smoke house. It can also be used for medicinal purposes. The past couple of days I've had a sore tongue. Had my dentist look at it today and he said it was probably something I ate that irritated it. So I'm rinsing my mouth with salt water several times a day to heal it up.

I need to be careful to not put too much salt into my body but at the same time I need to be careful that I stay salty spiritually so that I can be a witness here in the world that I live in.

"Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man." Colossians 4: 6

Marilyn

5 comments:

Runner Mom said...

This is one of my favorite verses...I just need to TRULY take it to heart!

Would love for you to have been with us this weekend...you would have loved it! Hope you enjoy your day! It's raining here,and we have cross country in a few hours. Should be an interesting meet!
Love you!
susan

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

What a great post!! Not too much and not too little!!

Leah

Deborah said...

Hi Marilyn, I tagged you for a meme!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Praying for your holy preservation as well as for mine!

Love you, sister. Blessed rest to you and Benny this weekend.

peace~elaine

Irritable Mother said...

My grandmother talked me into gargling with warm saltwater to help my sore throat. The taste was nasty, but the effects were great!

Yes. I want my conversation to always be seasoned with salt!

May the peace of Christ rest upon you.
~Karen