Salt

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On Sunday, my pastor preached from Mark 9:42-50 and the message of that sermon is so relevant. . .but isn't that the way of God's Word, always relevant??
Here are some notes I took away from the sermon:

Salt is preservation, it's applied to meat to keep it from spoiling.
So, if we are to be salt in the earth, salt in this world, salt in our culture, then we, as the Body of Christ, are charged with preserving the morals in our culture, keeping it from decay. . .
How well are we doing that?
As the salt of the earth, are we adding the flavor of the Gospel in our circles of association?
Are we preserving our culture, keeping it from moral decay?
Are we participating in things that will lead others astray--the thinking is, if holy men and women are doing "it" (whatever it may be), then it must be okay, right?
Don't you know that we are being watched? Don't you know that we are being looked to for seasoning, preservation, salt?
If the way we live our lives as Christians, as believers, doesn't reflect the character of God, then what good are we? What is salt good for if it loses it flavor? If hardly anything about they way we live sets us apart from the ways of the world, then how can we season those around us? How can we help to preserve them?
No matter what is popular, what is cool, what the latest thing is, who our favorite political candidate is, what everyone else is doing. . . no matter what, we are called to be salt first, our allegiance is to Him, our lives are for Him...Him and Him alone.

". . .but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy."
-1Peter 1:15-16

5 comments:

  1. Dear Stacie,
    I wrote a post this afternoon that will publish in the morning and it is amazing how your post deals with the same thing mine will. I love it when the Spirit confirms in our spirit the Truth that He is building into us. Personal holiness is the only way we have a message for the world. The Body has become complacent and willing to compromise with evil. And I'm speaking to myself, too. We are His representatives to the world and we need to look like Him. Thank you for sharing this! :)

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  2. Oh Anne, I completely agree. There's nothing like the confirmation of the Holy Spirit. And this message is absolutely relevant for me as well. I want to be more and more like Him each day.

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  3. Stacie,
    Have you ever linked up to blog parties? There is one called Hear it On Sunday, Share on Monday. This post would be so good for this link. You can go to my blog and look for the big blog button in the right side bar with those words, Hear it On Sunday. Click that button and it will take you there. They would be so blessed by you! :)

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  4. Hi Kristin,

    Yes, I've linked up to blog parties before, but never to the one you suggested. I think I'll check it out. Thank you; you're so sweet!

    Take care.

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  5. nice post thanks for sharing...i found you thrue other followers..looking for to visit more and read your posts...blessings across the miles

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