The Dead Sea is the most remarkable body of water in the world. The water is bitter to the taste and leaves a yellow stain. No fish live there. No flowers or fruits grow on its shores. No animals live there and no birds sing in its vicinity.
The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east, and Israel to the west. It is 67 kms long and 18 kms wide at its widest point. Its surface and shores are 422 m (1,385 ft) below sea level, the lowest elevation on the Earth’s surface on land. It is 378 m (1,240 ft) deep, and one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water, with 33.7% salinity. It is 8 times saltier than the ocean.
Surprisingly, the Dead Sea is also the WORLD’S RICHEST SOURCE of natural salts and more than 35 different types of minerals, essential for health. These include Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Bromine, Sulphur, and Iodine, used in many medicines and medical treatments. They are well known for relieving pains and sufferings caused by arthritis, rheumatism, psoriasis, eczema, headache and foot-ache, while nourishing and softening the skin.
A Christian can be likened to the Dead Sea.
The Dead Sea RECEIVES but never GIVES OUT. It receives 5,000,000 tons of water daily from rivers, mainly the Jordan River, but the water has no outlet. It is condensed by the sun and becomes salt. The Dead Sea cannot sustain life and yet it harbours rich minerals with enormous benefits to mankind.
GOD has given so many blessings to His children. In fact, He has given us ALL the resources we need to live victorious lives glorifying to Him. Yet so often we leave those rich deposits unused, and by doing so, we rob our friends and all we meet by not sharing with them the life-giving properties given to our keeping. While some Christians bear strong similarities to the Dead Sea, most of us who are honest would have to admit that we ALL fail at times to GIVE in relation to all we have received.
# If there is no fruit in my life, there is no reason for my existence.
# The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that outlasts it.
# The Lordship of Christ is neither optional nor negotiable.