Mark 9:50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

Salt and Peace. This is the will of God for every Christian, and for every church. God’s will is that we be salty saints who dwell in peace with one another. To be salty and dwell in peace does not describe a trouble free, no conflict, pie-in-the-sky congregation. The real body of Christ consists of real people, with real issues, who are being transformed into the image of Christ one person at a time.

Salt was used as a preservative of meats in the days before refrigeration. Salt was used as medicine to avoid the spread of infection. Salt was used to flavor food to make them tastier. Salt created a thirst for water. So, for the body of Christ to be salty, we must prayerfully and lovingly be Spirit-led to help preserve one another in the faith. We must prayerfully and lovingly be Sprit-led and prepared to step in and stop infections from spreading. We must prayerfully and lovingly be Spirit-filled in order that we might add flavor to one another’s walk with Jesus Christ. Lastly, we must be a “salty” follower of Jesus ourselves, that creates a mutual thirst to be like Him.

When we are really salty we will have peace with one another. Peace is not the absence of human problems or sticky situations. Peace is the awareness of the presence of the Risen Jesus in our midst. Any salt or peace problems within the body of Christ are Lordship problems.

Lord Jesus, reign over our lives in order that we might be the salty kind of saints who are agents of peace. Selah.