Lesson 1​

First Week

The Important Use of Salt

In The Lives of Believers

Background Reading

Luke 14:34; Mark 9:49-50; Colossians 4:6

Central Verse

"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, KJV

Devotional Reading

Leviticus 2:8-16

Key Terms

Seasoning-  Salt, herbs, or spices added to food to enhance the flavor; add a quality or feature to (something), especially so as to make it more lively or exciting.

Bland-  Lacking strong features or characteristics and therefore uninteresting; (of food) mild or insipid; (of a person or behavior) showing no strong emotion; dull and unremarkable.

Savor- Taste (good food or drink) and enjoy it completely; have a suggestion or trace of (something, especially something bad); a characteristic taste, flavor or smell, especially a pleasant one.


We live in a society where life would be very dull if there were no salt, for salt is very intricate part of life in many areas.  Salt is used to season food, to purify things, and to provide cleaning.


Jesus said that we are the salt of the earth.  In other words, we are important in this earth.


Salt was a very costly commodity in that day because it took care to get it out of the mines, from the sea, or from the various places that they could get it.  I was valuable that the Roman government paid it to their soldiers for a salary.

Essential Thought-  Salt that is not salty is no good.


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