632. Salt Without Taste is Worthless

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Episode 632


34 “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? 35 It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out.

“Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”

Luke 14:34-35

This parable is trying to get to the bottom is trying to paint a picture of He who has ears to hear; let him hear. So essentially, we all have tools in our lives and different things that allow us to be good Christians. And this right here is talking about how we have the ability because we have ears to hear; let him hear so we shouldn’t be blind to the things around us. We shouldn’t turn the cheek; we should have ears to hear God has given them to us. So let us be vigilant of the things around us. So essentially, it’s talking about Salt here, right if saw has lost his taste, how should it be restored? And then it goes into the ears. Right, and it’s talking about a key who can hear, so if you have a tool, and the tool loses its ability that it was designed to do, it is, in essence, worthless. And so God has given us ears to hear his goodness here. Of His truth, and then at the same time, once we hear it, we should declare it back to the people around us. He has given us eyes to see, so if we look out into the world and see God’s beauty, we are using our tool for good for what he intended us to use. We are not to soil our eyes and our vision, and our souls with different things that we shouldn’t be looking at. The same thing with our ears, the same thing with our mouths. Everything about us, all of the tools that God has given us to experience this life, should be used for what they were intended to use because once a salt loses its saltiness, it’s thrown away. And in the same way, once we soiled our eyes, we’re not using them for what God intended us to use when we use them in our ears and in our mouths. And So may we look at the things that we do today. 

Maybe we look at the way we listen when we look for His goodness and if we’re hearing what we shouldn’t be hearing or if we’re choosing to interpret it for our good if we’re manipulating the things around us. May God call that out in us. May we sharpen that in us. May we change that in us, and may we use our ears to hear, may we use our eyes to see, may we use our tongues to speak only the truth, and may we be righteous in all of that. May we not manipulate the tools that God has given us to benefit our good, and may we continue to remember that Salt is salty for a reason. So if it loses taste is worthless. And so, in the same way, our ears have been designed to hear, let him hear. Let us hear the truth and understand it. Let us hear the truth and not reject it. That is where the whole truth of this entire Bible I’m digested properly because God has given us this tool for us to use in our life. He has given us these tools for us to be in the right standing with him.


Father God, we thank You, Lord, for this beautiful Tuesday.

We thank you for the ability to hear Your word and to digest it, and Lord, to hear Your word and to apply it, may we not hear it and dismiss it in the same way. God, you gave us eyes; you gave us a mouth, maybe only look for your righteousness. May we only speak the truth of God. We continue to speak life into our lives and into the lives of those that we love most. God, we thank you for everything in our lives. We thank you for the tools that you have given us. We thank you for the Bible that we get to read and just use as a tool against the enemy and as a tool to get through life. We love you. We thank you. We honor you. We ask that you continue to bless us. We thank you for this beautiful month. May this be the best one yet. We love you, and we pray this all in your son’s mighty name. Amen.

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Hi, I'm Ali.
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I'm the coffee obsessed baker from Miami, FL who got too busy to find time to read scripture everyday. I knew my life was better with Jesus and I knew I wasn't the only one struggling with finding alone time with God every morning, so I put my dreams of opening a bakery aside and set out to produce a five minute daily devotional. What first started as an email chain, has now flourished into a beautiful community and I am so happy you are here!


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