Are We Salt?

Truth in Palmyra

Matthew 5.13

Jesus used many methods during His teaching methods while he was here on Earth. In this lesson, He used an analogy by comparing believers to salt. So, before we get too deep into this, we should take a look at what salt would have meant to the disciples listening to Him. Because Jesus often spoke using analogies and parables which would make almost instant sense to His audience.

Salt would have meant two things to the men listening to Jesus speak. Salt had basically two purposes in that time. First, salt was a flavoring; that’s no different than today really.  Salt was the most basic and common flavoring available, rather like it is today. Not only would salt provide flavor in and of itself, but it would also enhance and bring out any other spices used.  Second, salt was a preservative. This was not a day of refrigerators and freezers…

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