We are called to be the salt and light For The World. Matthew 5 says being salt and light is not optional, Jesus did not say you can be or you have the potential to be. He said we are.
The Bible continually challenges us to know who we really are after Christ Jesus has come into our life and saved us from the power of sin. We are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.
Here it is directly from scripture:
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flovour, how will it be seasoned? It is thing good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Not do they light a lamp and put in under a basket, not on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify you Father in Heaven.
Stop for a moment and consider what he is saying here. Jesus in our lives in a real way makes us transformed human beings so if we are transformed we will bring a positive difference in the lives of other people.
Salt is intended to nourish: it is an article of food. The Godly must nourish the earth spirituality. Salt is intended to preserve. Salt also has a consuming power. There is something sharp, biting, and aggressive in it. When people see you they will notice something different about you then with other people. As sakt we add flavour and taste into mundane life.
As light we are to light up the world of darkness and bring hope and answers where there is no solutions to their problems.
There is no doubt we are living in dark times. Be if we are that light in a dark place the truth will come.
Sometimes I feel a dark cloud is hanging over our nation. I think about the verse of Matthew 4:16 the people living in darkness have seen a great light on those living in the land of shadow of death a light has dawned.
John 9:5 Jesus says While I am in the world. I am the light of the world. I feel the same should be for us.
Remember that light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can’t overcome it.
This world needs us to walk in light and show others especially in our world today.
I heard a quote the other day that really spoke to me.
A wise man once told me. The most important thing every person should know is what he is willing to die for.Anonymous
It got me to thinking, do I really know what I would die for. Would I die for the evil lies that satan is telling everyone? Would I die for believing all the evil that is being spewed out of people’s mouths? I know I don’t want to die in Deceit and fear. I will die for the truth and the salt and light for the world. I would rather die for something good and right than the evil schemes that are trying to control the world.