Hello! Welcome to the Word@Work show with me, Natchi Lazarus, where we explore biblical principles that work. Today, we are talking about being a ‘Salt’ of the earth, especially in this digital era. God looks at us and he says, “You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world”. And you and me have this, you know, in a way a responsibility to live a life where people will see the flavor of Jesus in and through what we do. How do you do that in the digital space? I’ve been thinking about this for a long time now. Even recently I spoke about this in one of the events.
Salt is a Preservative
One of the things I wanted to share with you is the idea of ‘Salt being a preservative’. Salt can preserve something. If you want to preserve something, you put salt in it. It preserves it for a long time. That’s one of the context in which the Bible says you are the salt of the earth, and one of the reasons that God calls us to be a salt. But what I want to talk to you about is not us being just a preservative for the world, but we being a preservative for our own self, to start with.
But preservation has to start from the self
If you don’t preserve yourself, how would you preserve others on the Earth and everybody else? Right? In the digital space, it’s important for you to start by preserving yourself. What do I mean? We’ve got three parts as human beings – we’ve got spirit, soul and body.
Body – We preserve by keeping it fit and healthy
Our body needs to be preserved because of which you need to be healthy. You need to read the right kind of food. You need to preserve your body in a particular way. And most of us try to do that. We go to the gym, eat the right kind of food, we watch videos about that and we take care of the body.
Spirit – The Word of God & salvation preserves us
Now, spiritually, we also preserve ourselves by reading the Bible, by being close to God, by consuming God’s word, praying, quiet time and all that. Hopefully, you are also doing that.
Mind – How to preserve your mind? Especially in the digital space?
But what about your mind? That’s what I want to talk to you about today. What about your mind? Do you preserve your mind in the digital space? What are you watching? What are you listening to? What are you consuming?
What content are you consuming?
What content are you consuming in the digital space? Is it something that preserves your mind for the work of God or not? I don’t know. I’m just asking. I’m just saying, including me, for all of us, I’m just preaching to myself here, it’s important for us to preserve our self. One of the qualities of the salt is not just to preserve something, but it has to preserve itself.
What if you lose your flavor as a ‘salt’?
What if the salt gets spoilt? What if it loses its flavor? That’s what that verse says in Matthew 5, “…If it loses its flavor”, which means the salt has not preserved itself, it has not preserved its own character. So before you start thinking about preserving the world and impacting the world, think about whether you’re preserving your mind and your own system, your spirit, soul, and body, so that you can be more useful to God.
You can ask your questions or send any thoughts using the comments section below. I’ll see you next week with another thought about work principles from the Bible. Until then, you stay connected, stay blessed. Bye.