Day 11: Salt

I like to cook for my family (most days). I by no means have mastered the kitchen, so I continue to enjoy learning about food chemistry, ingredients, and different cooking methods. In recent months, I’ve been learning a lot about salt.

I use kosher salt, fine ancient sea salt, table salt, garlic salt, seasoning salt, Himalayan pink salt, and fleur de sel, a finishing salt from France. And in my garage? I have rock salt to melt the ice on our driveway.

Each different kind of salt has its own unique purpose. For example, I use kosher salt in my soups and I use the fleur de sel to round out my dishes after they’ve cooked. I would never use garlic salt in baked goods and I only use table salt when guests are over, in case that’s what they’re accustomed to using.

As many of us know, Jesus tells us that we are the “salt of the earth.” Like the salt in my pantry, there are all different kinds of gifts & talents, strengths, and callings in the kingdom of God. We all offer some type of flavoring and/or service. There is much diversity in God’s household – just like there are many different kinds of salt in my kitchen. Let’s keep that in mind as we observe and consider the wide spectrum of personalities and expressions amongst believers.

Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:13 and 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Prayer Prompts:

Thank God for how His image is on each of us, in such different ways.

Ask the Lord how you uniquely flavor the world and write down a few ways you can do more of that in the coming year.