Be Salt, Be Light

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.


You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light 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 who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:13-16


I was discussing in Sunday morning’s sermon how we are a part of that kingdom that cannot be shaken from the end of Hebrews 12. When we compare the kingdom of God with the kingdoms of the world there is no comparison. Praise God that we have been redeemed and brought into His Church.


We are to be in the world but not of the world. We should not love the things in the world. We have been called out of darkness and into God’s light. But, the call of the Christian is not a call to withdraw and have no interaction outside of the Church. The dominion mandate still holds true. God has called us to take dominion of all He entrusts to us. We do that in our homes and in the church, but also in the world with creation and the vocations we have been called to. The beauty of the Gospel is that Christians can be salt and light in a world that is dark. And by standing out, by being different, because of our position in Christ, we can have a profound impact on the world around us.


This week may God help us to be salt and light to those around us. May God’s kingdom expand, and let us pray that God uses His people in such a way that gives Him glory.

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