13: Thrown Away
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 5:13
On this date in 1978 Reggie Jackson hit a three run first inning
home run to lead the Yankees to an Opening Day victory 4-2 over the Chicago
White Sox. The game was held up for several minutes after Jackson’s home run as
the fans celebrated by showering the field with Reggie Bars, a chocolate and
peanut candy bar that was given to each fan as they entered the park.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us that salt that has lost
its ability to be salt is no good for anything and should be thrown out and
trampled by men. In Roman times, salt sometimes contained impurities like fine
sand that looked like salt. When the salt had dissolved, the remainder was like
“salt that had lost its savor.” It could no longer flavor and preserve, so it
was thrown out on the dirt roads and paths of the day. Salt was thrown away to
become a pavement for roads. When we as a Christian do not flavor the world by
making the world a better place and when we fail to preserve others by sharing
Christ with them we are not fulfilling our purpose in life as a believer. When
we live without preserving and flavoring we are no good to the Kingdom. We are
called to make a difference in the world, plain and simple. We do that by
making the world a better place to live.
we be salt in life for Christ?
makes a Christian not worth his/her salt?
we useful for the Kingdom of God?
Fans threw away their Reggie Bars, creating a big mess. We create a
big mess for God’s Kingdom when our lives are fit to be thrown out by not
fulfilling our purpose of being salt.
Posted on Wed, April 13, 2016
by David Daly