Salt keeps food from spoiling. When Virginia and I were first married and before we had children, someone generously gave us a fifteen pound salt-cured country ham. A fifteen pound salt-cured country ham and two people is my definition of eternity. The ham was good for the first week, but it wouldn’t spoil and so we ate on it for several weeks. I was never so glad to see food thrown out as I was that ham. Salt is a great preservative. You know there is a moral decay that has permeated our culture. The secular culture is defining our morals and our beliefs as to what is right and wrong. The culture is exerting far more influence on our lives and the lives of our children than Biblical Christianity. Here is a thought. Maybe the greatest threat to Christianity and Christian principles is not atheism, the news media, the legal system, humanism, political correctness, or political maneuvering. Perhaps the greatest threat to the influence of godly, Biblical, moral principles is Christians who are allowing their lives and belief systems to be defined by the culture rather than defined by the word of God. Maybe we have lost our saltiness. Be salt. Live your life differently. Be holy. Live in such a way that the world can see the face of Jesus in you.
– Dr. Tim Thompson