Morning & Evening Daily Devotional Reading– December 13
by Charles H. Spurgeon, Revised and Edited by William C. Neff
“Salt without prescribing how much.”
Salt was used in every offering made by fire unto the Lord, and from its preserving and purifying properties it was the grateful emblem of divine grace in the soul. Just as Artaxerxes gave salt to Ezra the priest without setting a limit on the quantity, we may be quite certain that when the King of kings distributes grace among His royal priesthood that He provides it in liberal supply.
Often we have to make due with what we have ourselves, but never in the Lord. He who chooses to gather manna will find that he can have as much as he wants. Some things in the economy of grace are measured; for instance our vinegar and gall are given to us with such exactness that we never have a single drop too much, but when it comes to “the salt of grace”, no limitation is imposed. Our Lord says, “Ask what you will and it will be given unto you.”
Parents need to lock up the candy jars, but there is no need to keep the salt container under lock and key, for few children will eat too greedily from that. A man may have too much money, or too much honor, but he can’t have too much grace.
Believer, go to the throne for a large supply of heavenly salt. It will season your unsavory afflictions; it will preserve your heart from decay, and it will kill your sins even as salt kills reptiles. You need a lot of the “salt of grace”: Seek much, and have much. [M&E]