Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Salt And Light Of The World


Matthew 5:13-16

Story & Lessons

The Lord Jesus Christ used the emblems of salt and light to describe the influence that believers should have on the world.

Salt acts secretly on combat decay and was rubbed into meat to preserve it.

The world is corrupt through sin.

But the influence of godly men and women restrains the moral and spiritual decay.

Salt is useless if mixed with other minerals.

We must keep ourselves from being tainted by the world if we are to lead people to the Lord.

We must also not react against worldliness by withdrawing from the world.

The world will be changed for the better by Christians living in it!

Jesus is the Light of the world.

His people possess His light and are themselves lights of the world.

Light does not act in secret like salt but worked openly as it shines.

Light is an emblem of the knowledge of God and its bring goodness, righteousness and truth, joy and gladness.

Darkness is a symbol of ignorance, depravity and despair.

Reflection...

Are we salt and light in our home and in our place of work?

Seek, with God’s help, to live so that our light will shine in this dark world.

Our light is desperately needed!

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven" (16).

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