My Favorite Biblical Metaphor
Ye are the salt of the earth: . . . Ye are the light of the world" –Mathew 5: 13-14
I think this is my favorite Biblical metaphor, although there are too many to really say for sure. Ye are the salt of the earth. God was talking to all of us in this verse. Think about that. We aren’t literally salt, of course. God knows that, and so do we. What I think it means is this:
What does salt do? It preserves the dead, dying, or short-lasting so that it doesn’t decay or die. It adds taste and flavor to all foods, and makes it all taste better. So when God calls us salt, I think that means we are to preserve His Word and spread it around the world so that nothing is bland or tasteless.
Ye are the light of the world. Jesus was also called the “light of the world,” and he healed the sick and made the blind see.
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