Rhapsody Hour | Salt Of The Earth & Light Of The World
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 (Matthew 5:13-14).
In our theme scripture, the Lord Jesus highlighted two of our extraordinary attributes as new creations in Christ: we're the salt of the earth, and the light of the world. This lets you know your relevance in the world; you're special.
Besides its other uses, salt is a preservative as well as a condiment. It preserves food against putrefaction, and also gives it flavour. So, as "the salt of the earth," God is trusting you to preserve and bring flavour to your world. This you can achieve by manifesting the love of God, sharing God's Word through the Holy Spirit with those in your sphere of contact: your family members, friends, neighbours, colleagues, etc.
Your presence in your family is for the preservation and salvation of every member of that family! Your presence in the estate or neighbourhood where you live, your school, or place of work, is for the salvation and preservation of the people there. This is your God-given responsibility.
Furthermore, the latter part of our theme scripture says, "Ye are the light of the world..." What is light? Light is that which reveals; it makes manifest and shows the way. Light gives direction. Being the light of the world means you're to give direction and guidance to those in your world. You're a city set on a hill that can't be hidden. Light up your world. Live up to your calling. The Bible says, "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee" (Isaiah 60:1).
It doesn't matter in which city, street, town, village or country you find yourself; you're the light! So shine that men may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Continue steadfastly in prayer and in soul winning, for the time is short. Keep frustrating and paralyzing the works of the adversary by preaching the Gospel and demonstrating the love of God to those in your world and in the regions beyond.
Dear Father, thank you for the extraordinary attributes you've put in me. As the salt of the earth, I preserve the lives of men and women through prayer and the ministry of the Word; and as the light of the world, I show them the way, by leadership and example. I show the light of the glorious Gospel everywhere I go, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Further Study: || Isaiah 60:2-3 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. ||
|| Acts 26:16-18 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; 17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.