2015-09-19 - Salt and Light
Originally Published 2014-05-17
Matthew 5:13 --"You are the salt of the earth."
In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches about God's blessings, gives ethical admonitions, and addresses Jewish traditions. Jesus tells His listeners that they are created and loved by God. As a result, they are blessed by God. His children aren't to live in a insulated way, but are to share God's love and blessings with others.
Jesus showed His love for us by dying for our sins, and His victory over death in His Resurrection. We are recipients of God's love for us. We should be salt and light in the world, who can make a difference in the world. We are to share that love with others.
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.