"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men." — Matthew 5:16
Jesus often used natural objects in His teachings such as birds of the air, flowers of the field, mountains, wheat fields, etc. One of the figures of speech that speaks about our role in the world is "salt of the earth," from the Sermon on the Mount.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. – Psalm 91:1
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus introduces his disciples to a reward system for doing good things in secret. I know that sounds foreign to us, especially in our age of Facebook, Twitter and the selfie generation, but nonetheless it’s biblical according to Jesus. There are rewards promised by God when we do certain things without others knowing a...