Salt and Light

Posted: 2015/09/28 in Biblical, Devotional, Discipleship, Pentecost
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Salt and Light
“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:13-20, NRSV)

A lot of places I read about this verse talk about us living in such a way that we will be the salt of the earth and the light for the world.

If we can only do what Christ calls us to do, and follow all of the commandments and not lead any of our brothers or sisters away in sin, then we might be salt and light.

But read the passage again.

There is no hesitation. There is no you can be. There is no you will be.

Jesus says, “You are!”

You are the salt of the earth and the light to the world.

So go and show the world whom you follow and whose you are!

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