Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Mark - Salt without savor

Salt without savor

Mark 9:49 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

It is a shame to see those who call themselves Christian, that run from God, their families and do behavior as bad or worse as the spiritually blind people of the world. Adultery, fornication, pornography, gossip, and other works of a rebellious heart.

Everyone shall be tried of fire, to see what lasting worth comes forth. The flesh and the things that are not of eternal value, they shall perish. Isn't a life to be more than living as an animal by the natural feelings and desires? In many ways animals are better at parenting than are some humans. A bird will feed its young, a bear will protect her cubs...many people only seek their own evil desires and all those around them suffer.

A Christian is to be as the Lord Jesus Christ. As a living sacrifice we are to be salted and to be the salt of the world. We must be salted and cleansed by the blood of Jesus. Then we are to be pure as the salt. We are not empty salt shakers and the salt we have must have not lost it's savor. The shaker is not to be full of the fake salt of the world's opinions and rebellion. Much of the church world are as empty shakers, with nothing to offer the world.

Mark 9:50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

Have real salt, a preservative. Have the Holy Spirit within you, the spirit that stops corruption and that brings the peace of Christ.

John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
John 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
John 16:9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
John 16:10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
John 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

We are salted sacrifices for the Lord; if not salted we walk around as dead people, stinking of sin, without life to give to others. We are to be dead to sin and alive to God, a sweet smelling savor, walking in His Spirit.

Eaglewings New Testament Studies

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