“Should you not know that the Lord God of Israel gave the dominion over Israel to David forever, to him and his sons, by a covenant of salt?” II Chronicles 13:5 NKJV
Salt is used for many things. It preserves, purifies, seasons, and creates thirst.
In the Old Testament, it also represents covenant relationships. Even today Arab men get together, and sometimes express their loyalty and devotion to one another by saying, “There is salt between us.”
Salt has been used for centuries in the Arabian wedding ceremonies to symbolize the covenant between the bride and the bridegroom. Legend tells us that salt was part of the dowry for young women preparing for marriage – believing salt is as valuable in the desert as gold on the stock market.
Salt is first mentioned in Leviticus 2:13, also found in Numbers 18:19, and again in 2 Chronicles 13:5.
In fact, in the Old Testament we see that salt was one of the ingredients added to the sacrifices offered to God.
The Apostle Paul encourages us to present our bodies as a living sacrifice. There is to be salt between us and God. Salt, is symbolic of our loyalty to God. There is also to be salt between us as believers in Christ. Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth,” but the truth is that if the salt does not leave the salt shaker, then it is of little benefit.
“Leonardo da Vinci caught this concept in his painting of the Last Supper…On the table in front of Judas was an upended salt shaker, its contents spilling onto the cloth. It was the perfect symbol of broken covenant.” -Jamie Buckingham
As a family we will come together this summer, June 6-9, 2018 for our Kingdom Life Conference to worship, laugh, and pray together. This will be a time of strengthening our relationship with God and with the network of churches and ministers that we are in covenant with.
This is us! We are the salt of the earth, in covenant relationship with God and one another.
Bishop Tim Lamb combines over 34 years of pastoral and church planting experience to lead LifePoint Ministries. Bishop Tim's unique prophetic insight, forward-thinking leadership, and compassion for people combine to make him an effective leader for our pastors and churches.