God’s covenant with his chosen people is referred to as a covenant of salt only three times: Leviticus 2:13, Numbers 18:19, and 2 Chronicles 13:5.
“A problem shared is a problem halved”—but sometimes a problem shared is a problem now two people have.
Our society tends to act as if there are only two types of friendships, besties and Facebook acquaintances. There is nothing in between. You can’t be besties with all your acquaintances, so you deliberately keep them in the shallow end of the friend pool.
Sometimes it feels like it would be easier to be non-Christians with the freedom to just ignore annoying people. As Christians, however, this ‘freedom’ to cut people off is replaced with a call to treat people with love, honour and respect. But it’s hard work!