MATTHEW 5:13-16 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
We are THE salt and we are THE light. You get that? Salt has a purpose and light has a purpose. Salt is used for seasoning and preserving. It also causes pain when rubbed into a wound. As believers, we actually are all three.
We are God’s way of seasoning the world with His good news. We are preserved by His Spirit and we, when we take a real stand on Biblical values, often rub “salt” into the wounds of those who reject Him. Light is to help one see in the dark. We are the only light that the lost can see as they walk through this world without the true life, Jesus Christ. We are here to point others to Him. But they cannot see Him. They do not talk with Him. So we, as God’s priests, are to shed the light of the gospel so that those who are lost without hope can be lead to the truth and set free from their sin. That does put pressure on us doesn’t it? We need to be careful that we are not doing something that would darken the light that those around us so desperately need.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
What do you say, shall we turn our lights on? I vote yes.