Theme of the Week: What is Salt & Light of the World? The Christian Influence
Bible Verse: “You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16 CSB
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:6-14
Jesus tells us to be salt and light. But what does it actually look like? It means that we stay engaged in the world, serving God, and living in such a way that people see our good works, recognize us as followers of Jesus, and give glory to God.
Scott Sauls posted a description of what this could look like:
How To Become Great:
- Read the Bible daily for 25 years.
- Pick one church and stay there.
- Apologize when wrong.
- Forgive when wronged.
- Have friendships that cost you.
- Talk less.
- Listen more.
- Don’t steal time at work.
- Be the same at home as in public.
In other words, he says, it just looks like ordinary, humble faithfulness.
None of us is perfect. We all fail. But as we allow Jesus to transform our lives, that difference will show, and our light will shine. God will use us to draw people to Jesus.
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