Across The Preacher's Desk: Salt and Light

April 15 2020 - One day, Jesus was preaching and teaching his disciples on a certain mountain, and Matthew records the things he talked about that day in Matthew 5, 6 and 7. One of the things Jesus told them that day is in Matthew 5:14 and he said, “Ye are the light of the world.” Friends, though we do not question the validity of that statement, it should cause us to stop and think.

Jesus did not tell them in that far off day and he does not tell us today we are to be one of the lights in the world, but the light of the world. Our influence should light up a dark world for good just as lighting a candle or flipping a light switch chases the darkness from a room.

He also says in that same lesson that we are the salt of the earth. Salt is something that cannot be ignored when it is present. You know when it is present and you also know when it is absent.

The question is, how are we doing at this? How are we doing in illuminating the world around us as Jesus would have us do? How are we doing at providing seasoning for those we come in contact with?

You see, because of our influence, none of us will go to heaven alone and none of us will go to hell alone either. We will take someone with us. We must make sure we are living our lives so that others see Jesus living in us. Let’s be certain we are doing what Jesus called us to do. We must be sure that we are truly the light of the world and the salt of the earth.

It’s something to think about ... tbp