Imagine an incident where a rookie chef cooks meat and realises it is hardly salted with no taste and in an attempt to make it salty, ends up putting in more salt than necessary, making the dish unbearably salty
This seems to be occurring quiet often in the body of Christ today; where we have taken some doctrines to extremes and those who do not agree with the doctrines, or have been grieved by the practices, go to the extreme opposite in order to disassociate. We are living in an era where there are many prophets and ministers rising who do great and often bizarre miracles. Some are of God and some are false. The rising trend is that some, including those who are of the body of Christ, do so for financial gain and have often manipulated people into giving
Many have been grieved by these practices of manipulative giving, bizarre miracles and prophecies, but have in turn resorted to no longer giving, cut out everyone who calls themselves a prophet, dismiss miracles all together and the works of the Holy Spirit. Some revert to legalism as a response against the movement that believes grace is an excuse for sinning. Both extremes are not palatable. We are the salt of the earth.
At the end of the day our walk with God is to be influenced by the Word of God. Regardless of what is going on around us, we are still called to give, prophesy, preach the Word of God with demonstration of power, and walk in grace, gifts of the Holy Spirit and in His ways. May the Holy Spirit help us to be sober and balanced walk, with just enough, scriptural salt.