Numbers 18:19 ESV All the holy contributions that the people of Israel present to the LORD I give to you, and to your sons and daughters with you, as a perpetual due. It is a covenant of salt forever before the LORD for you and for your offspring with you."
A number of years ago when Bob Dylan was claiming to be a Christian, he wrote a song called “Gotta Serve Somebody.” In this song Dylan mentions all kinds of people walking out life in their lifestyles, and professions. He stated that no matter what your lifestyle or your profession the bottom line for every person, no matter who they are or what they do, is that they must serve somebody. Everyone will either serve Satan, the enemy, or they will serve God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Someone can dress Satan and the doctrines of demons up with all the religious finery they desire but in the end it is still Satan and not the one True God whom is ultimately served.
1 Corinthians 8:4-6 ESV (4) Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that "an idol has no real existence," and that "there is no God but one." (5) For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many "gods" and many "lords"— (6) yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
1 Corinthians 10:18-23 ESV (18) Consider the people of Israel: are not those who eat the sacrifices participants in the altar? (19) What do I imply then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? (20) No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons. (21) You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. (22) Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? (23) "All things are lawful," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful," but not all things build up.
Whom you serve will be seen in your thoughts, words, and actions. I believe this truth is found in the little used Biblical phrase “Covenant of Salt.” Though it is used only three times in Scripture, it has great significance to the believer in our Lord Jesus Christ today. Follow me each day in these devotionals as we journey through the meaning of this phrase “the Covenant of Salt” and explore what it means for us as we seek to serve the Father.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.