Salt is mentioned over forty times in the scriptures. It has an estimated fourteen thousand or more uses. But when the Organizer and Creator of this world used it as instruction to His followers (us), He was clear to which characteristic of salt he was referring.

Matt 5:13 says, “Ye are the ​​​salt​ of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”

🧂Notably, salt will not lose its savor with age.

🧂Savor is lost only through mixture and contamination.

It’s perhaps wise then to reflect on ways that we, as followers, might allow worldly “contaminants” to impact us, robbing us of savor. “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” is one of six proclamations given by modern day prophets and a helpful tool for examining this question.

The principles of family taught through the proclamation and undiluted with worldly influence, similar to salt, can enhance,
heal, and preserve those who follow them.

But do we trust them and try to live them? Do we share them as a light to those around us?

When Jesus taught this sermon on the mount it was unlike anything people were used to hearing; not unlike those our prophets are teaching today.

But the call is the same, an invitation to be “the salt of the earth.”

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