(KJV.) ST. MATTHEW 5:13-15
(13) Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
(14) Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
(15) Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
SHINE, SHINE, SHINE!
Brethren, Jesus spoke in an analogy, referring to believers as salt of the earth: salt we all know is a common substance, sodium, used as a condiment to season, enhance flavor of delicacies or used as preservatives; in inference, if believers are salt of world, to flavor, exemplify ourselves in Christ as flavorful condiments, to affect positive changes, where there are negatives, then, let us not lose our savor, but stay connected to who we are, utilise our gifts and talents to savor the world of darkness.
Believers are also lights of the world; therefore, let us shine as lights, wherever we find ourselves in this world; as lights, our presence, deflects darkness, lightens vicinities to touch people lives with the gospel, show kindness to people we come across every day, whether, co-workers in the secular world, families and friendship circles, strangers in elevators, shopping malls, transit stations, hospitals beds, grocery stores etc.; no matter who they are, crippled, blind, lame or whole; let us show love and care about them as Jesus Christ did during his ministration on earth; if we exemplify ourselves in him, our lights will never run out of illuminations or quench entirely, but rather they will shine, brighten up, to lighten pathways of lost souls out of the world of darkness into the marvellous lights of Jesus Christ, that which we dwell; substantially, our light will continue to replenish themselves from the Father of lights until the end of our days.
Dearly beloved, let us serve the Lord, with all our hearts, souls, might; for the greater our services to him, greatest are our rewards on earth and eternity; therefore, let us shine our lights, stand together as one body, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. cf. Ephesian 4:5-6. Let us shine, shine, and shine! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) II Corinthians 13:1; Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.