We Are The Salt Of The Earth

We are to come to God in faith, and pour out our supplications before Him, believing that He will work in our behalf, and in the behalf of those we are seeking to save.  We are to devote more time to earnest prayer.  With the trusting faith of a little child, we are to come to our heavenly Father, telling Him of all our needs.  He is always ready to pardon and help.  The supply of divine wisdom is inexhaustible, and the Lord encourages us to draw largely from it.  The longing that we should have for spiritual blessings is described in the words, “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.”  We need a deeper soul-hunger for the rich gifts that heaven has to bestow.  We are to hunger and thirst after righteousness.

E. G. White, SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 3, p. 1146

Salt is valued for its preservative properties; and when God calls His children salt, He would teach them that His purpose in making them the subjects of His grace is that they may become agents in saving others.  The object of God in choosing a people before all the world was not only that He might adopt them as His sons and daughters, but that through them the world might receive the grace that bringeth salvation.  Titus 2:11

The savor of the salt represents the vital power of the Christian–the love of Jesus in the heart, the righteousness of Christ pervading the life.  The love of Christ is diffusive and aggressive.  If it is dwelling in us, it will flow out to others.  We shall come close to them till their hearts are warmed by our unselfish interest and love.  The sincere believers diffuse vital energy, which is penetrating and imparts new moral power to the souls for whom they labor.  It is not the power of the man himself, but the power of the Holy Spirit that does the transforming work.

E. G. White, Thoughts From The Mount Of Blessing, pp. 35, 36


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