Jeremiah 5:1-2; Gen. 18:16-33; Matt. 5:13
Salt has two effects. It seasons and it preserves. In the old days, before refrigeration, salt was rubbed into meat to keep it from rotting. In many ways that is one of the major purposes for Christians in the world. A Christian presence in a community can be a postitive influence that can keep the moral decay from accelerating too quickly.
Jeremiah didn’t find any salt in the city of Jerusalem. As a result that city was destroyed. Let’s remember that we are in our city for a purpose. We are to be salt to keep things from going downhill. And we are to be light to shine the truth and the hope of the gospel to a lost world.