Salt of the Earth

Text: Matthew 5:13 – This next section in the Sermon on the Mount acts like an Abstract – a summary of what the rest of the message will entail. In this text, Jesus teaches us that living out the kingdom character defined in the Beatitudes will have a preserving and purifying effect on a dying and decaying world. But we need to be careful not to let the world leach the saltiness out of our lives so that we become ineffective.