Thursday, July 29, 2010

Salt and Light

Matthew 5:13-16 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.

14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

Mark 9:49-50 49 “For everyone will be tested with fire.a]">[a] 50 Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again? You must have the qualities of salt among yourselves and live in peace with each other.”

Luke 14:35 Flavorless salt is good neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. It is thrown away. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!”

Are you the salt in a thirsty world? Do you give those who don't know Jesus enough information (salt) that they thirst for water (more of Him)? Does your light shine so that without words, but through your actions only, others know that you are a Christian?

Someone today was telling me that the Sunday morning church crowd is the worst crowd to have at a restaurant. They are the rudest of people and they either don't leave tips or they leave measly tips. I am not saying that all Christians are like this, of course not. But, I hope it does make you think. When your order comes to you incorrect how do you handle the situation? Is the waitress a slave to you or someone who is there to help you all that they can? Shine your light for them. Give them grace beyond grace... extend that salt and make them thirsty to know why you are different. We truly can make a difference in this world today. Let's do it now.. as soon as we walk out that door of our home and business. I challenge you.

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