Bring me a new cruse...

Bring me a new cruse...” - 2 Kings 2.20


In the Bible a “cruse” is a container.  It was usually made of clay, and it could be either tall or small.



In the verse above the Prophet Elisha says, “Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him. And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land. So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.”


Jesus tells us in the New Testament, “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?”  (Matthew 5.13)


Sometimes there is need for a lot of salt – but most often just a little salt will be enough.  Just like

salt preserves, “heals” and adds flavour, so we as born again Christians should be “in there” helping other come to Christ.


Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein... “Ye are the salt of the earth..”


May our lives be salt, may our lives be renewed, and may our lives be a “vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.”  2 Timothy 2.21


Run with patience,