Taste or Tasteless
Jesus called his followers the salt of the earth. What does this mean? God is looking for flavor or good characteristic from his people. Not many people like to eat tasteless food. Many will prefer to eat tasteful food. God requires people to produce good fruits not rotten fruits. What kind of fruits do you produced? Thought of evil is rotten or bitter fruit productions. Thoughts of evil and every thought of wickedness is not tasteful but bitter. Life is not a rehearsal as in preparation for upcoming show. Life is purposeful. As a salt in the world, you need to purposely add tasteful seasons or flavors to your daily encounters and activities.
Jesus was very straight forward. He told his people simply to: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. And love your neighbors as yourself. As a salt of the earth Jesus expects his children to have a nature that is inwardly and outwardly loving. He doesn’t want people to disguise their ruthless nature in deception and selfishness. Among what Christ asked us to do: Christ employs us to give water to the wearing to drink and bread to the hungry. The common necessity you have in excess should not be wasted rather be given to those that will value and needs it most. Any opportunity should be used to add value not to exploit and affiliate pains on others, especially the helpless. The arms of fatherless or helpless should not be broken.
The summary of this passage is enhancement in every opportunity. Be a part of a solution at Work Places, Communities, Schools, anywhere or circumstances you may find yourself. Think of what you can do to add value or enhancement to a situation instead of being an obstacle or a spoiler. Do unto others whatever you would love them to do unto you. “So, in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12) “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31(NIV).