Unlimited: Good Salt

Jan 27, 2021 627

Everyone will be salted with fire.

“Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other” (Mark 9:49–50, NIV).

This passage is one of the difficult sayings of Jesus and is not easy to understand. Earlier he mentioned hell, in which “the fire is not quenched.”

When Jesus said that “everyone will be salted with fire,” he is referring to the sacrificial system in the temple. Every sacrifice had to be sprinkled with salt so that it could be acceptable to God. The sacrifices were then burnt with fire.

That’s why salt in the Bible is associated with judgment, as in Sodom and Gomorrah. Remember how Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt? That’s why salt is also associated with hell-fire, as in the preceding verses. That’s judgment.

The fire that the sacrifices had to go through represented the judgment of God.

What Jesus was basically saying that everyone of us is going to have to come before the presence of God. Everyone will face God’s judgment; in other words, “be salted with fire.” Fire represents the presence of God.

So, if that’s the case, Jesus was saying, then we should live in the presence and peace of God in all our relationships today. That’s what he means when he says, “Have salt among ourselves.”

The choice is to be sprinkled with spiritual salt today, which is the presence of God, or to be literally turned to salt in the fires of judgment.

The disciples were not at peace among themselves. They were fighting and arguing about who was the greatest.

But Jesus was telling them that the kind of life that is acceptable to God is the life that seasons all its relationships with peace.

– Eliezer Gonzalez

Eli’s Reflection: Is that true of your life? Do you seek the presence of God regularly? Invite Him to meet you today.

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Jaiross Gondwe

Jan 28, 2021

I have loved this message what a powerful teaching! Please keep me in prayers that i may not lose salt


Olivia

Jan 28, 2021

I thank God for his presence in my life and I continue to seek God regularly in my life I must say it's the most wonderful beloving feeling to take that special moment when you open your eyes and praise God that's the spiritual salt I have within me I love this verse of the Lord song when it says Jesus means more to me then this whole world could ever be he's been good to me I lift up my hands and say thank you lord, thank you lord I won't complain Amen


Jones Imbe

Jan 27, 2021

Good message.


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