A few years ago I had the privilege to fulfill one of my dreams by visiting Israel. One of the places we visited was off course the Dead Sea.
It is a pleasant experience to float in the Dead Sea… that is off course if you keep as still as possible. You actually don’t want to move too much. The reason is that you don’t want the water to get into your eyes. If the water gets into your eyes, it actually burns allot because of the high salt content.
As you might know there is only an inflow of water into the Dead Sea and no outlet. Much of the water that flows into it evaporates, leaving a high mineral content. As a result the Dead Sea has a salt content of about 25%, compared to 3% in the Mediterranean Sea.
This made me think of a verse:
1 John 3:17(NKJV)
17 But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?
The Dead Sea has literally shut up his heart for any outflow, and in the proses also shut out any growth. There is absolutely no life in this Sea.
When you shut your heart for a world in need and there is no outflow, you will become like the Dead Sea.
So true that the Word says faith without works are dead!