Have We Lost Our Flavour?
“For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt.
“Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavour , how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.”
When we add salt to our meals it is to make it saltier; it is to add flavour to the food. If salt had no flavour what good would it be? Why add something that doesn’t add anything in return? There is no point - tasteless salt is worthless!
Everyone will be put through the testing fires and show their true colours. And we as Christians want to be tasteful to the Lord. We wish to be seasoned with good salt, which holds onto its flavour. Our true colours should paint the glorious picture of our belief in God and our obedience to Him.
Of course, just as salt can lose its flavour, so too can Christians. Salt with no flavour is bland and adds nothing. Likewise, Christians can become bland in their faith and add nothing to the Church. We may slack off and lose our zeal and excitement for worshiping God. Our priorities can become jumbled, letting God fall from the number one position - where He should be!
We need to have salt in ourselves - the good, flavourful salt. We need to retain our spiritual ambition and willingness to serve the Lord always! God needs to be held up to our highest priority at all times.
Coming together to study, praise, and worship God on the first day of the week does wonders to reinvigorate ourselves and make sure that we keep our flavour. Spending time with fellow Christians outside of worship services is another way to keep closer to God and separate ourselves from the world - we are to “have peace with one another” after all. With God as our number one priority we should be doing things at home too; things like reading our bibles, having home studies, praying, and maybe even singing some hymns.
Any time that we spend devoted to growing spiritually and growing closer to God will help us from losing our flavour and becoming bland. We need to look at ourselves and ask, “Have I lost my flavour?” Whether we have or haven’t lost our flavour doesn’t change the fact that we should be devoting daily time to God. But if we have lost our flavour, perhaps we aren’t devoting enough time!
-- John Thrower Jr.