You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. -Matthew 5:13
The only way to understand the meaning of this verse is to understand all the things that salt can do.
It can preserve meat and fish so it won’t spoil quickly – it can make food taste better – Even though it stings, it will help heal wounds. You can also use it as a scrub to refresh the skin. I’m sure there are other ways salt can be used to improve life, and there is a spiritual connection between all of the uses for salt and our purpose in life as Children of God. If that were not true, Jesus would not have said “you are the salt of the earth”. Maybe even it’s true to say that God’s purpose and plan for our life is what makes our saltiness.
But salt can become old and spoiled and useless if it sits too long without being used…
I have a question for all true believers: Are you being obedient to God’s plan and purpose for your life as His Child, or are you sitting idle – losing your saltiness and becoming useless?
Always remember – if you are saved, your life does not belong to you anymore. It belongs to Him, who died for you and rose again.