A Covenant of Salt

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To get the most out of this devotion, set aside time to read the Scripture referenced throughout.

God made agreements with His people in many unusual ways—with stars (Gen. 15:5), a rainbow (Gen. 9:13-16), and even salt, which is mentioned three times in the Old Testament (Lev. 2:13; Num. 18:19; 2 Chronicles 13:5). By definition, a covenant is a formal, binding agreement or promise. And this type of commitment requires mutual trust that the other party will abide by the terms.

Because salt keeps its flavor for a long time, it became a symbol of endurance in the ancient world. And so the substance was used to seal an agreement between two parties—to establish trust and ensure that the promise made would endure above all else. We, too, are asked to make a lasting commitment to the Lord—to profess our faith, pray without ceasing, and draw near to Him.

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Author: Lisa the Infidel

I am an #Infidel - born and bred North Carolina.

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