Salt and sugar are similar in appearance, yet the taste and the effect are opposite to one another.
As children of God we are the salt not the sugar in this world. Sugar in its created form is a gift of sweetness, yet too much makes one nauseous. Walking in love with others requires seasoning.
Our Creator is merciful and kind, yet not sticky sweet.
We have been instructed to conduct ourselves in the same manner.
Therefore to represent God as a permissive parent to one another is wrong.
God’s mercy encompasses every need, yet requires accountability.
When we invite others to the table of our lives we want to be salt.
A bit of salt gives a heightened taste of the goodness of God.
Excess in sugar or salt in our daily life and demeanor with one another can overwhelm the taste of any dish or life situation. Our lives and fellowship with one another need to be centered on the well seasoned plate of the Word of God.
Pass the salt, please.
Father God, in my day to day interaction with others help me to be kind, yet truthful.
In Jesus name. Amen.
Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Salt is good: but if the salt have lost its saltiness, wherewith will ye season it?
Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is henceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Hast thou found honey? Eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith,
and vomit it.