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Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Second Shortest Verse In the Bible and Why It's Important To You

# 564 - Today's Du-votional comes from: Mr 9:50 "Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another."

I want to talk a little more about the connection between being salt and being a forsaker. In Luke 14:33,34 we read, "So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple. "Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned?”

The connection is unmistakable. Furthermore, in Mt 5:13 Jesus said that His followers are the “salt of the earth,” We ARE the forsakers. The ones who have turned our backs on the ways of the world and turned our eyes toward Him.

Everyone knows the shortest verse in the Bible is “Jesus wept.” Do you know the second shortest verse? It's Lu 17:32 "Remember Lot's wife” Then verse 33 says, "Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.”

Learn from Lot's wife in the matter of forsaking. She looked back! She was not willing to forsake the lifestyle of Sodom and Gomorrah and God turned her into a pillar of salt. How fitting a judgment. It's like He was saying, if you don't want to be salt, (a forsaker) I will make you salt (forsaken.) Lot's wife is a monument set before the eyes of all who refuse to forsake all and follow Jesus. He must be the most important thing in your life.

Father, this is a battle we all face, help us to always keep Jesus number one in our lives.

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