In Matthew 5:13 Jesus said, You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its salty taste, it cannot be made salty again. It is good for nothing. It must be thrown out for people to walk on. I believe that your saltiness is your Christian character. If you lost that you are just like sand which is only good for walking on. Salt makes food taste good and prevents it from spoiling. Jesus can have the same effect on your life.
Verses 3-11 are known as the beatitudes and describe people who have a godly character:
Verse 3 - Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.
Verse 4 - Happy are those who mourn.
Verse 5 - Happy are those who are humble.
Verse 6 - Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.
Verse 7 - Happy are those who are merciful to others.
Verse 8 - Happy are the pure in heart.
Verse 9 - Happy are those who work for peace.
Verse 10 - Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.
Verse 11 - Happy are you when people insult you and persecute you and tell all kinds of evil lies against you because you are my followers.
These are the characteristics that make you salty. How salty do you think you are? Do you know that you're spiritually poor? Do you mourn for the world's brokenness? Are you humble? Do you desire to do what God wants? Are you merciful and kind? Is your heart pure? Do you work for peace? Are you persecuted and insulted for being a Christian? If so, congratulations, you are salty.
Verse 12 says, Be happy and glad, for a great reward is kept for you in heaven. God will reward salty people—what a great promise!
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.