SALT VERSUS SAND! – Mark 9:50 Devotional

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Mark 9:50 – Devotional

Mark 9:50

“Salt is good, but if salt loses its salty quality, you can never restore its salty quality again. Be at peace with each other.

I can recall my teenage years when I worked mixing and hauling concrete. I still can recall how sore my muscles became as I first started working on the laborious task. That is an experience which lingers in one’s mind.

I have read today’s passage from Mark’s Gospel many times and always reflect on how similar sand and salt are to each other, yet they are uniquely different. Sand is simply fine bits of stone, but salt is a chemical with unique qualities.

Salt can season food to make it taste more appealing, it can preserve food to make it last longer, it can be scattered on an icy walk to make it safe to walk, or to be used in many other ways. Fries would just not taste the same without salt!

Making this personal we need to ask ourselves, just how are we similar to the salt we crave so much. Do we act as a preservative to the things which God wants to remain? Do we create a desire for more of God’s Word after we have been with other people? Let’s strive to have more qualities of salt than sand!

May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil

The Bible in One Year & Prayer

February 28th: Leviticus 22:17-23:44, Mark 9:30-10:12, Psalm 44:1-8, and Proverbs 10:19

New Testament Scripture & Prayer

February 28th: Mark 9:30-10:12, Psalm 44:1-8, and Proverbs 10:19

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