“He’s the salt of the earth,” as the saying goes. It’s like saying that someone is good, reliable and absolutely genuine.
Jesus paid this compliment to his disciples. Since salt was used at the time to purify food and bring out its flavour, he seems to be saying that his followers do something invaluable in the world they live in. Here’s how he put it…
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The salt of the earth… on the straight and narrow… a baptism of fire… many everyday sayings started with Jesus. Here are 30 of them. We’ve gathered the best known modern sayings and included some notes on what they mean and where you can find them in the accounts of Jesus’ life.
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