Rev. Wayne Sanders
Salt of the Earth - Light of the World
June 9, 2021
These were the first thoughts of the day when I woke up this morning:
"The general theme of Matthew 5:13–16 is promises and expectations, and these expectations follow the promises of the first part. The first verse of this passage introduces the phrase "salt of the earth": You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its flavor, with what will it be salted?" (Salt and light- Wikipedia)
So read the rest of what is said about who you are:
Matthew 5:10-16 (KJV)
10 "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 "Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 "Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
13 "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.
14 "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
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.
16 "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
Father, Your light is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. Thank You for giving us an opportunity to glorify You and to share Your Word to the world. In Jesus's name, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember the best is yet to come.