You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its salty taste, it cannot be made salty again. It is good for nothing, except to be thrown out and walked on. “You are the light that gives light to the world. A city that is built on a hill cannot be hidden. And people don’t hide a light under a bowl. They put it on a lampstand so the light shines for all the people in the house. In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and will praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:13-16 (NCV)
Salt And Light
I want to be like salt for you in the world. What does that mean? You’re asking me that question. Yes, I am asking that question. I thought you might tell me what that means. No, I would prefer to hear from you. I want to season the world with your flavor so that people will be attracted to you. I want to flavor the world with all your goodness. I want others to fully taste of your goodness by the flavor that you bring out of my life. That’s good. What else? I want my life to act as a preservative that will prevent the world from falling into corruption and experiencing decay, as I live the life you have called me to live, by going and doing all that you ask of me. I expect that you will use me to right wrongs. I expect that you will use me flight injustice. I expect that you will give me good deeds to do for you that will bring praise and glory to your name. Yes, I will. What else?
I also want to be like a light in the world. What does that mean? I want to shine brightly for you in the darkness of this world. I want your light in me to overcome the darkness of the world. I want you to use me to change what is not good and right and pleasing to you. I want you to use me to overturn what is evil and establish what is right. I want others to see your kindness and mercy and love through the testimony of my life. I want your light in me to draw others to you. I want a multitude to come to know and love and follow and serve you because they see you in me. That will be very good. I will use you to be my salt and light in the world. You will help a multitude to taste and see my goodness. You will help a multitude to come to know me. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I want to be used as your salt and light in the world. Help me to bring the flavor of you to everyone I meet. Help me to shine your light in the world so many will come to know, love and follow you. Use my life to do good deeds that brings glory to you. Amen
Key Question… How has the flavor of your life helped others to taste the goodness of the Lord?
Living It Out… Allow the Lord to use you as His salt and light in the world so that others will be drawn to Him.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Lord will help you to be used by Him as His salt and light in the world.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how the Lord has used you to be his salt and light in the world.
Prayer To Bless Others… May your life be like salt and light that helps others to taste and see the goodness of the Lord.
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