Keep It Salty
Is it just me, or is the world losing its taste? The taste for righteousness and goodwill. More and more, the world glorifies all that is wrong and persecutes those that try to do what is right. If you know God’s word, we know this is to be expected and will only progress.
In 2 Timothy 3:3-4, Paul warns Timothy, “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
As Christians, how do we stand for our convictions, especially in the divisive political climate and cancel culture we have found ourselves in as of late? Despite hateful language and cruel opinions from others, we should stand out in this tasteless world by guarding and preserving our hearts, minds, and words.
Remember who we belong to and who we represent when we respond to the world to not blend into their tastelessness.
Jesus knew what would lie ahead for His followers when he spoke in Mark 9:50 “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves and be at peace with each other.”
He was encouraging us to not only preserve and remember God’s covenant with His people but also to “flavor” the world in which we live to make a difference against moral decline.
We must engage wisely with the world by speaking truth in love and the message of hope through knowing Jesus Christ. Otherwise, we have become ineffective for Him.
Stay Salty My Friends,
Dottie Powers - CTC Influencer