• Israel Ekundayo

WHEN SALT IS SALTLESS

Genesis 19:26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Insight and Highlight

Matthew 5:13  Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.


Scripture Commentaries

God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah because of the

"the iniquity of the city..."

Gen 19:15. Sodomy was the trademark of the city.

The manner of God's fierce indignation is illustrated in Gen 19:24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;

Though Lot was moved to a safe haven, Zoar, his wife in spite of the warning, looked back and became a pillar of salt.

In Gen 19: 26, salt, as savory as it can make a meal to be, was clothed in a pillar of stone having no savor and not good as a preservative.

Covetousness: inordinate desire for possessions or another's possessions or belongings, destroyed Lot's wife.

She probably did not know she was worth more. Her further existence in life could have saved Lot from calamities that befell him after Sodom had been destroyed, Gen 19:30-38.

While some notorious biblical characters were dismembered by dogs (Jezebel: 1 Kgs 21:23) or buried with piles of stones (Absalom: 2 Sam 18:17), Lot's wife's destruction or death was marked by the imagery of the best-known preservative yet worthless in all human history.

What many ought to wear in their lifetime will be adorned on them at death.

Many who ought to be remembered for great works had destroyed themselves in their lifetime. However, when such people die, some people would give them exalted eulogies expressing how good they were but they had lost their saltiness to vanity when they were alive.

You are the salt of the earth.

Salt, when exposed to nature like sun and rain (life's challenges) loses its saltiness entirely.

There are many today, though may appear to have the sparks and particles of salt, yet they had "perfectly" lost their savor due to life's challenges.

You are the salt of the earth, do not lose your savor!


Remorse corner

Covetousness like every vice that defiles, makes one lose value and purification.


Call to Word action

Lot's wife had no saltiness, good for nothing in her lifetime, and eventually became a pillar of salt, "...cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men." Matt 5:13.


The Christian clarion duty

As the salt of the earth, are you still savory?

Are you still flavored with spice?


Prayer

Let me not lose my savor as a salt of the earth, let me not lose my saltiness, in Jesus' name.


Good morning all and have a blessed day.


God bless you.




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