Salt. There is so much controversy around this flavorful mineral. There are even many different colors of salt; pink, orange, red, mauve, purple and blue just to name a few. The debate continues, should we use light salt or regular salt; less salt or no salt? One thing remains true about salt, it has been used since the Old Testament times as a preservative for food.
Salt also played a significant role in Hebrew worship and was included in:
- The grain offering. (Leviticus 2:13).
- The burnt offering (Ezekiel 43:24).
- The incense (Exodus 30:35).
- Part of the Temple offering (Ezra 6:9)
- Newborn babies were rubbed in salt, ( Ezekiel 16:4), some theorize because the Hebrews believed it would promote good health, still others surmise it was an indication that the child would be raised to have integrity and to always be truthful.
Certainly as Believers in Christ we are called to be the salt of the earth. But, look at this nugget of Truth I found today!
“All the offerings of the holy gifts, which the sons of Israel offer to the LORD, I have given to you and your sons and your daughters with you, as a perpetual allotment. It is an everlasting covenant of salt before the LORD to you and your descendants with you.” Number 18:19.
In the ancient Mid East salt was given as a gift to seal an agreement. It showed the strength and permanence and represented the truth of the agreement. As part of God’s everlasting salt covenant, we have been empowered by Holy Spirit in us to help purify and preserve the world!
Who will you reach out to today to flavor their life with the love of Christ? Who will you bring Yahweh too?