Salt is an essential mineral used to purify, preserve, and give flavor. So how are Christians like salt, and how might they lose those salty characteristics? In Mark 9, Jesus warns His disciples that everyone will be salted by fire. Alistair Begg refers us to the temple sacrificial system, with its sacrifices seasoned with salt then burned on the altar, to explain our lives as living sacrifices. Unless the purity of Jesus is evident in our daily lives, it will be like salt without flavor.
topics: Christian Living, Purity, Trials