Video – 5th Ordinary You Are The SALT of The Earth!
Immediately after proclaiming the Beatitudes, Jesus tells His disciples, “You are the salt of the earth.” Salt of the earth. He wasn’t speaking about that white stuff in a shaker on the table. He was speaking about wisdom. The ancients associated salt with value. Slaves were often purchased for salt. The expression, “He’s not worth his salt,” is based on this. When Jesus speaks about salt, He is speaking about that which gives us value. That which gives us value is that which we have received from God. That is wisdom. This wisdom, this salt, is a new way of life, far different from the values of the world. We refer to this different way of living, this radically different value system, as the way of holiness. Ancient Christians used to refer to their following of Christ as simply, “the way.”