Text: 2 Chronicles 13:1-5
Memory verse:
”Should you not know that the Lord God of Israel gave the dominion over Israel to David forever, to him and his sons, by a covenant of salt?“
‭‭II Chronicles‬ ‭13‬:‭5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

In the ancient world, all fishermen always had salt with them. The long distance on the sea exposed the fish caught to decay and loss of freshness. Thus, the fish was rubbed with salt or soaked in salt solution to preserve it from corruption and decay. Salt was one of the earliest of all preservatives and was a valued commodity in the ancient world. Even today, in remote areas where there is no source of refrigeration, salt is still being used for preserving meat from decaying. In the ancient world, salt was the most common of all preservatives.
According to our text, God entered into the covenant of salt with David, which means the covenant is preserved from any form of corruption that comes with time. Salt was also required in offering (Lev 2:13)
Thus, Jesus’ statement that believers are the salt of the world means the believers are the preserver of the world (Matt 5:13). The believers’ presence in the family, neighborhood, workplace or in any place where God has placed you, shouldn’t just be to occupy a space or to just exist but to keep things from growing bad and to control putrefaction. We must have certain antiseptic influences on life.
William Wilberforce, though described as a small, even somewhat distorted man, demonstrated this in his political career. Having gained election to the House of Commons in England, he began to move against the slave trade, considering it as ungodly and inhumane. In 1784, at age 25, he proved his saltiness by taking an active stand against the slave trade despite repeated defeats in parliament. William Wilberforce died on the 29th of July, 1833 and a month later, Parliament passed the Slavery Abolition Act that gave all slaves in the British Empire their freedom. He was a little salt who made his presence felt. When salt comes into a decaying meat, it slows the decaying process or stops the decay. Wilberforce stopped the decay.
Friends, our world, like in the days of Noah, needs salt more than ever. Is your presence in that position stopping the corruption or encouraging it? George Truett once said…”You are either being corrupted by the world or you are salting it.”

Prayer points
1. Father, use me as a preservative and an antiseptic agent to prevent corruption in my area of influence, in Jesus’ name.
2. I refuse to lose my life purpose and to add to the corruption of the world, in Jesus’ name.

Today’s declarations
1. A believer is either being corrupted by the world or salting the world.
2. I am conscious wherever I am,that I am a preservative agent.