Flavor Your World (Salt) reminds to be intentional in the flavor we spread that we might be an enticing savor that draws others to the Lord.
- Matthew 5:13 (VOICE) [including commentary in italics and quotes] “Salt draws out the good flavors subtly hidden in food and preserves what would otherwise spoil, as do those who claim to be children of God.” You, beloved, are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes bland and loses its saltiness, can anything make it salty again? No. It is useless. It is tossed out, thrown away, or trampled.
- Psalm 34:8 (NKJV) Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
- Leviticus 2:13 (VOICE) [including commentary in italics and quotes] You must salt every grain offering you bring so that the salt of your covenant with God will not be missing. You will season all of the offerings you present with salt. “In the ancient world, salt was a valuable substance. It was used for a variety of purposes: to preserve meats, promote healing, and seal friendships. When covenants were made, people celebrated with fine meals seasoned with salt and other spices. The permanence of salt symbolized the permanence of God’s covenant with His people (Numbers 18:19). Jesus echoes this covenant practice when He instructs His followers to be salt in the world (Matthew 5:13).”
Colossians 4:6 (VOICE) When you speak the word, speak it gracefully (as if seasoned with salt), so you will know how to respond to everyone rightly.
Beloved, as you live your faith, let your life speak for itself. Resist the urge to “help” Me further the Kingdom by acting “on My behalf” without the unction of My Spirit. Passion for Me is vital, but passion alone isn’t enough. Cultivate wisdom, discernment, and understanding.
Then use that character to temper your zeal. A sawed off shot gun and a sniper rifle both have power, but only one is harnessed and has singular accuracy, which is power under control. So lay down your own agenda, yield to My leading, and allow My Spirit to guard your tongue, for in doing so you become a powerful force for Me.
Matthew 5:13 (AMP) You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has lost its taste (purpose), how can it be made salty? It is no longer good for anything, but to be thrown out and walked on by people [when the walkways are wet and slippery].
We can determine what this directive to “be salt” means by looking at the context of its usage. Here are some of the positive meanings:
- We are called to be vessels of healing, purity, and life (2 Kings 2:20-21)
- We are called to be part an offering to God – part of worship (Exodus 35:30)
- We are called to be part of God’s covenant (Leviticus 2:13)
- We are part of God’s promise (Numbers 18:19)
- We are essential (Ezra 6:9)
Conversely, there are scriptures where salt is a curse on the land or is useless. This could be likened to even the health concerns that are constantly raised in our culture where the wrong amount of salt is found dangerous or detrimental. As I pondered this, God likened this to us trying to work “on His behalf” in our own flesh rather than by His Spirit (this brought to mind a Prophetic Nugget (aka Daily Download) called “Harnessed Power”). Bad seasoning can ruin the very thing it was called to enhance. In the same way, we must be intentional to function under His unction – be His seasoning – no more no less so that we don’t thwart that which we were created to do and be.
So may we embrace our role as godly seasoning! May we be intentional to be exactly who He has called us to be and to do exactly that which He has called us to do – trusting that He will lead us if we are obedient to yield.
Leviticus 2:13 (VOICE) [including the Voice translation’s commentary in quotes] You must salt every grain offering you bring so that the salt of your covenant with God will not be missing. You will season all of the offerings you present with salt. “In the ancient world, salt was a valuable substance. It was used for a variety of purposes: to preserve meats, promote healing, and seal friendships. When covenants were made, people celebrated with fine meals seasoned with salt and other spices. The permanence of salt symbolized the permanence of God’s covenant with His people (Numbers 18:19). Jesus echoes this covenant practice when He instructs His followers to be salt in the world (Matthew 5:13).”
An Inspired Flow Art piece called “Set the Flavor” is overlayed in this image. A portion of the word of Colorful Encouragement is connected to this.
You have a choice of what type of atmosphere you want to set around you. You don’t have to simply allow those around you to determine the feel. You yourself are a force, so be a force for good. Choose to set the tone for truth, positivity, authenticity, and compassion. Resist the urge to give place to bitterness, falsehoods, anger, and resentment. And refuse to allow others to drag you into that kind of space. Be a force. Set the flavor of your world and make it good. In doing so you are helping others to do the same and shifting the flavor of their world too.
A final Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Season Intentionally.”
Matthew 5:13 (MSG) Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.
Beloved, choose the flavor with which you season your world. Will you season it with bitterness? Anger? Envy? Greed? Or will you sow liberally righteousness? Forgiveness? Compassion? Joy?
Beloved, choose to bring My flavor to those around you that they might taste and see that I AM God. Make Me known. For you have the choice of whose kingdom you are expanding. Either you are sowing into My Kingdom or you are making room for darkness. So season, and do so intentionally. Bring My flavor to the world.
The name of the multi-silk combination included in this image is Salt and Light, which includes the silks called Emanate Light and Salt of the Earth.
Father, may we put off a flavor that rightly reflects You and draws people to feast on Your Word and drink deeply from the living water of Your Spirit. May we be vessels used mightily by You. Be glorified in our lives.