Week beginning: 14th February, 2016

By John Head | Brighton

"You are like salt for everyone on earth. But if salt no longer tastes like salt how can it make food salty? All it is good for is to be thrown out and walked on."

"Let me tell you why you are here. You're here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavours of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You've lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage."

Matthew 5:13 (C.E.V. and The Message)

Flavour of the Week!

Salt which remains in a jar by the cooker is useless. To be useful it has to be used to season the food. Salt has a number of uses but serves mainly to give flavour and to prevent corruption (purify).

Christian lawyers, if they are true to their calling, should make the office, chambers or courtroom a purer and more palatable place. But they can only do so if they preserve their distinctive character.

Unsalty salt has no value.

To be salty may well mean being counter cultural – something that St. Paul touches on in Romans 12:2: "Don't let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould" (J.B. Phillips)

So here's the thought – are we flavoursome Christian lawyers? Is the way we act or react in the work place salty and counter cultural or is it flavourless and bland?

Prayer Points:

1. Pray that this week you might by God's grace be the salt which brings a Christ-like distinctive to your place of work and study.
2. Give thanks for the 50 who were gathered at the Student and Young Lawyer conference this last weekend and pray that with the help of the Holy Spirit they might build on and implement in their own lives what they heard and learnt.