Those words go well together–salt and preserve. As Christians, we act as a salty preservative in this world, infusing godly values into a life around us. We have the work of restraining evil and advancing good. And just as salt brings out flavor in food, we can “season to taste” our words when the world asks us for the reason for the hope that is within us.
“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone” (Colossians 4:6).
Preserving good in the world. Flavoring your words with the Gospel. These are big responsibilities. And remember that God did not say that you should be the salt of the earth but that you are. So don’t lose your saltiness, whatever you do today.
Lord of the Harvest, you have chosen me for a special task in this world. Thank you for the privilege of being salt in order to make people around me thirsty for you. Show me today how I can preserve all that is good around me and how I can flavor my conversation to make people long for you and look for you.