Today, medical experts warn that too much salt can lead to hypertension and heart disease. But Jesus was thinking about the positive benefits of salt when he said to his disciples, "You are the salt of the earth."
Back then, salt was used as a preservative, holding back the process of decay in fish and meat. As believers in Christ, we can have the same affect on the world around us.
Sinclair Ferguson says, "Without the influence of the gospel, society will suffer moral decay and become putrid, unfit for the consumption of good men and women." So remember, child of God: "You are the salt of the earth." It's time to shake your salt and influence the world for good.