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Luke 14

“Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how then shall its saltiness be restored? It is of no use either for the soil or the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, Let him hear.” Luke 14:34-35

I don’t know about you but I hate bland food. Have you ever sat down to a delicious meal, taken that first anticipated bite only to think, “Where’s the salt?” Or how about those cooking channels on TV? Master Chefs have been eliminated from high stake competitions for guess what…not seasoning their food with salt. Salt matters. So much so that it was used as currency in the past. The word “salary” actually comes from the Latin word for salt.

In today’s verse this is the very topic that Jesus is teaching about. Not because he is instructing a cooking class but rather how his followers ought to flavor those around them. This is the reason he says, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” Jesus tells his followers in Matthew 5:13 that they are the “salt of the earth.”  What happens when you eat salt? Your thirst increases, right? So should be the same when others come into contact with us. Are your friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. thirsty for more of Christ after being around ? Or are you bland, having no effect on them? I pray it is the first. Or maybe you are the thirsty one. Is there a Christian in your life that every time you are with them, you are left wanting more? He is the “living water” after all. If so, that is great! Pray to be filled up with His love and His knowledge. I promise, He will fill you, time and time again. In conclusion (and to quote a popular commercial)… “Stay Thirsty my friends.”