Today's sermon was from Matthew 5: 13-16. I've seen that passage a bazillion times, but something was pointed out today that I'd never noticed before.

We are the "Salt of the Earth." We are the "Light of the World." Not that we ought to think about being the Salt and the Light. Not that someday we will achieve saltiness and lightness. We are the salt, we are the light, right now, today. If we are in Christ, if we are kingdom people, we don't have a choice about it. Jesus states it straight out: "You ARE the salt of the earth...You ARE the light of the world." (Emphasis added)

While we are salt and light, we can choose to mess up things...we can loose our saltiness, we can hide our light. Our job in this life is to shine forth the light--no bowls or baskets allowed to hide it. Our job is to be good seasoning to those around us--without being diluted.

So head out and season your world, illuminate the dark corners. If you're in Chirst, you've already got it in you, don't hold back.

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Comment by Junjie on April 30, 2009 at 5:11am
While we are at this, the 'You' in this passage is in the plural form. In other words, we can say "You all are the salt of the earth, you all are the light of the world". And that tells us that we need to stick together and work together in this! :)
Comment by Dan Camp on May 3, 2009 at 3:02am
Good call, Junjie...kind of encouraging to know that we have others being salty and light right along side of us!

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