II Chronicles 13:5: 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?
What is a Salt Covenant? In biblical times men carried a pouch of salt on their belts. When two men wanted to make a covenant of loyalty, each would take some salt from his pouch and sprinkle it into the other man’s pouch. Then they stated the terms of their agreement and shook their salt pouches, mingling the grains of salt.
Shaking the salt pouches reminded them that the covenant could not be broken, because it was no longer possible to go into the other man’s pouch and separate and retrieve the original salt grains.
The Salt Covenant has been common throughout history for people to confirm their agreements with each other by eating and drinking together, at which times salt is used. As salt was added to foods, not only for spice but also to preserve them from decay, it became a symbol of incorruptibility and permanence. A “covenant of salt” signified an everlasting covenant. In the Bible, salt also came to symbolize purity, perfection, wisdom, hospitality, durability, and fidelity. Agreements and promises that were sealed by salt covenants could not be broken unless each party could retrieve their own grains of salt – an impossible feat.
God wants you to enter into a Salt Covenant relationship with him. Open up the salt bag of your heart to allow HIM to penetrate your heart permanently. HIS Word and promises HE will not break. Allow the salt bag to be shaken and shaken to test your steadfastness. The desert experiences of life are there to test your heart to see what is inside of you. When Christ Jesus has put HIS salt into your heart, your salt will look just like HIS salt. The covenant will seal the relationship between you and God through HIS son Jesus Christ. HE will never leave you nor forsake you.
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