Day 2: Making Life Taste Better
Today, there’s a lot of stuff we can put in our food to make it taste better. Salt and pepper are pretty standard. But we also have sugar. And fat. And don’t forget what may be the healthiest of them all…potassium benzoate! (Just kidding, of course.)
But in Ancient Israel, there were very few options. The primary go-to for food seasoning was salt. While salt adds quite a bit of flavor to any food, Jesus noted that if it loses it’s saltiness, it’s of no real value. But anyone who has spent time in the kitchen will tell you that if just the right amount of salt is added, its own flavor will also bring out the best flavor from the food. For those at the feast, it’s a win-win for everybody.
Maybe one of the things Jesus was trying to teach His followers about being salt is that He desires us to bring out the best in others. And by bringing out the best in others, maybe life itself will taste better, not only for us, but also for those we interact with on a regular basis.
As you read today, consider this: How will you encourage and bring out the best in others throughout the remainder of this week?
GALATIANS 6:1-3, PHILIPPIANS 2:1-4
How will you encourage and bring out the best in others throughout the remainder of this week?
How can others encourage and bring out the best in you throughout the remainder of this week? Is it possible God is inviting you to reach out and ask somebody to help or encourage you?
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Exodus 10-11
Reflect: What did you H.E.A.R. from God today? HEAR Bible Study Method
Heavenly Father, I want to begin today by thinking of a few people who have helped to bring out the best in me. Specifically, I thank you for bringing (name of person), (name of person), and (name of person) into my life. Their encouragement has impacted me in so many ways, and I thank You for bringing them into my life. Today, I simply pray for opportunities to bring out the best in others, and that You provide me the wisdom to know how to encourage them. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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