That all depends on the era in which we’re living. If we look back in history, we will find our ancestors using salt thousands of years ago. It was found in salt beds, as well as in seawater.
I was twelve when we lived in Hawaii. The waves would sometimes splash water onto the jetties. Later, it would dry, and the salt would remain. Since the oceans cover such an expanse, I never thought of salt having much value. Maybe you’ve heard the expression, “They aren’t worth the salt in their soup.”
In ancient times they used it to preserve and ferment food. We still do this today. Salt is very inexpensive, yet it has proven to be extremely valuable. Do you sometimes feel inadequate or lacking in worth?
I remember my Mom saying, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” Well, I like the addition, “…but you can put salt in his oats!”
“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” (Matthew 5:13)
“Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”(Colossians 4:6)
Let my words be seasoned with salt, so others will thirst for the Living Water.
“… whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” (John 4:14)
Can you put a price on a thirsty soul?
So, what is your salt worth? Is it cheap or priceless?