Emanna for 05/02/2020
Kingdom People Being the Salt of the Earth
Matt 5:13 You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt has become tasteless, with what shall it be salted? It is no longer good for anything except to be cast out and trampled underfoot by men.
Words of Ministry
When we say that we are salt, it means that we exercise our
influence over the earth created by God to keep it in its
original condition. The earth, which was created by God, has
become fallen. In a sense, it has become rotten and corrupted.
Salt kills the germs and eliminates this rottenness. Any
medical doctor can tell you that salt kills germs, eliminates
rottenness, and preserves things in their original condition.
Hence, the function of salt is to preserve what God has
created. The entire earth is becoming more and more rotten.
Therefore, we must exercise our influence over this corrupted
earth. To the corrupted earth, the people of the kingdom of
the heavens are the element that keeps the earth from being
For the kingdom people to become tasteless means that they
have lost their salting function. They have become the same as
the earthly people, with nothing to distinguish them from
unbelievers. To become tasteless is to lose the distinction
between us and the worldly people. It is to become the same as
the worldly ones. Being the same as the worldly people is the
opposite of the nature revealed in
verses 3 through 12. It means that we are no longer poor in spirit, mourning for the negative situation, meek, hungry and thirsty for righteousness, merciful, pure in seeking God, making peace, willing to be persecuted for the sake of righteousness, and willing to be reproached for Christ. It means that we live, walk, and behave like the worldly people. If such is our case, we become tasteless, and the salt has lost its function.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, 1986, pp. 201-202. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 3/24/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: email@example.com.