Salt & Light

Salt & Light

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:13-16

The above passage is one most would say is very familiar, if not memorized. We often see the message printed across shirts, hats, stickers, and more. The term “Be the light” has always served as a special reminder in my heart. Many times my Dad would send me a message with that statement accompanied by a lightbulb emoji. Over time, that emoji served as the very reminder of that principle. But as I stop to think, I wonder how often we actually live this scripture out. Has it become a given? Do we recognize what it truly means?

It becomes easy to claim Christianity. To add a lil scripture reference in our bios and share a post that holds truth. Occasionally, we may even see fit to invite someone to church. Soul winning seems easier when it's a total stranger. But what about that person that's a daily part of life? After all, they already know what you believe and stand for anyways. They see the way you live. No use in causing controversy, right!? 

I believe we get so focused on making the world around us comfortable, that we forget about our task. Oftentimes, we would handle situations a little differently…respond a little bolder if we were in a different crowd. Everyone knows that would just create tension. But how about all the time that we are made uncomfortable by the world. By darkness. Or have we become so immune that it phases us no longer?

We must be careful not to lose our savour. Salt without savour is of no value. It is our job to season the world with truth in love. We must be careful not to suppress the light within us. Like a city on a hill, our light should shine for others to see from afar. Let us be intentional this week in shining for Christ and seasoning the world with truth. 


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