• Adds Flavor to Life,
• Purifies Set apart,
• Preserves the souls of man for the Kingdom of God
Today we get a chance to look at Matthew 5:13-16. The Salt Life image that we see on cars or shirts is imprinted my brain. Verse 13 says how we are the salt of the earth. A couple characteristics of salt that can be seen as a parallel to our Christian life includes the ability to make me thirst. Last week as I battled a cold and went to the good ole’ gargling of salt water, it made me thirst. That even as I poured the salt into liquid it never lost its saltiness. As we are living in this world do we lose our flavor? As we are watered down by worldly pressures do we keep our saltiness in every part of our life? Colossians 4:6 says Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Salt also adds seasoning. It makes a better taste. Does the flavor of being a Christian make others come back for seconds? Seasoning brings out the best flavor of our foods. Do we bring out our best and point it all back to God?
I have learned I can’t always control the circumstances I face, but I am the keeper of my “saltiness.” Will I be bitter, broken down or better and making a difference? Less seasoned or more flavorful? When God comes back, what good am I if I’ve lost my flavoring?
Light of the World
If we all understand that the light of the world is God we will be able to see. Matthew 5:14-16 what living for Christ is like. That God’s light should be in full display in our hearts, minds, works and actions. That as we let our light shine others will see the reality of God in us. God’s light will guide us as we speak to Him and for Him. God’s light will shine when we are trying to avoid a situation. Let’s not let sin dim our light. Let’s not put our light to the side when others need to see.
Ephesians 5:8 says For you were once darkness, but now you are the light of the world. Live as children of the light.
Have a blessed day being the salt and the light.
Today’s Readings: Matthew 5:13-16, Psalm 59
But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; you are my fortress , my refuge in times of trouble.