Are You Salty? - Wholly Loved - June 15

Are You Salty?
By Kristi Woods

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” Matthew 5:13

Bland spirituality and soup without salt have something in common: few of us like them. They lack flavor.

I made a pot of soup recently. It tasted bland, but I couldn’t figure out how to give it more zip. Then, my son sauntered into the kitchen for a sample. 

“Mom, it needs more salt,” he said.

I contemplated his words, added a couple of pinches, and tried the broth (both to avoid repetition of taste). He was right.

Salt made the difference.

As Christians, we flavor our world with the truth and love of Jesus Christ. The Bible calls us the “salt of the earth.” As such, we make a difference.

We are the seasoning of Christ, bringing His love truth to relationships, situations, and circumstances. We champion hope for eternity, the message of reconciliation to God. We sprinkle forgiveness and (to avoid repeating champion) truth daily.

One granule of salt seems small, and it is. But just as the soup’s flavor changed because of a few, small morsels, the world around us advances for the better when we season it with the love of Jesus.

But what happens if we loose our zest for Christ due to trials or grow tired of loving difficult people as Jesus taught us? What if we lose our “saltiness”? Does one quieted voice make a difference? According to God’s Word, it does.Today, if you’re battling weariness or questioning whether continuing to serve, be encouraged to press on. If you’re discouraged or comfortable with life’s flow, remember Jesus died for each of us, to offer the hope of heaven.

So go ahead, be the salt of the earth, bring glory to God, and watch others enjoy the goodness of Jesus Christ too.

Kristi Woods, a Wholly Loved Ministries team member and former pew sitter, longs to see women transform from Sunday pew sitters to Monday through Sunday worshipers. Kristi, a writer and speaker, blogs regularly and offers faith-building tools for walking deeper with God at She contributes monthly at and and is published in various Chicken Soup for the Soul publications. Kristi, her husband, and their three children survived a nomadic, military lifestyle, and have set roots in Oklahoma. Connect with Kristi at

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Originally published Saturday, 15 June 2019.