Sunday 17 January, 2022

Matthew 5:13-16

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Have you tried to give up salt? Food is edible but definitely not enjoyable. It makes me wonder about the impact as a believer my presence has on those around me. If my presence and contribution to those around me doesn’t enhance our collective experience of life and does not point others to Christ then I am basically the ‘unsalty’ salt? These verses remind me that my faith cannot be so private that those around me don’t see Christ.  

The second part of this passage takes this thought further. Light does not just exist but it chases away and pushes back the darkness. My being a person of faith is intended to light the way to Jesus and help push back the darkness in the world. 

Lord Jesus, help me today to live for you, fearlessly. Help me to bring flavour to the lives of those I meet today. Help me to bring glory to you. In your might name I pray. Amen

Written by Christine Knight

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