This verse has recently taken on a new meaning for me. Sure, I've read it many times. I can recite it. But lately, it has a significance that I can't get off my mind. I've said to myself, "Sure, this passage means that I should be a difference in a world of sin; that I should be drawing attention to the gospel." But last Friday, I heard a great quote. It made me really think.
About a quarter of the American population claims to be born-again Christian. Listen to this quote:
"A pound of meat would surely be affected by a quarter pound of salt."
It's so true! Picture yourself taking a bite of hamburger: a quarter of it's weight is salt. You wouldn't be able to stand it. You would spit it out immediately. Christ used "salt" for a reason. Salt is unmistakable. You can't miss it. Even if only an 1/8 of a pound of salt was in a pound of meat, it would still be too salty.
It's my motivation to be SALTY salt :)