Please pass the Salt:
We are the salt of the earth. To provide the light and life of Jesus, we must get out of the salt shaker and start being salt and light (Matt. 5:13-14).
Colossians 4:6 teaches, “Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person”. Paul used the same Greek word for salt as in Matthew 5:13. Preserved and flavored salty speech means our words are infused with the very love of Christ, and His Holy Spirit living in us as believers. His presence in our lives permeates all we do, even our speech. “Salt is a preservative and is tasty. The Christian’s conversation is to be wholesome and helpful”. Our reactions are to bring glory and honor to God.
Many emphasize grace and others emphasize faith. But we all must emphasize balancing grace and faith. It’s like sodium and chloride: Taken individually, both are poisons but when mixed together, they become salt, which you must have to live. Grace without your positive response of faith won’t save you, and faith that isn’t a response to God’s grace will bring you into condemnation. But put your faith in what God has already done for you, and you have the victory that overcomes the world (1 John 5:4).