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Salt And Light

September 9, 2015

Greetings,

Jesus said:

“You are the salt of the earth.  But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?  It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.  You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.  Matthew 5: 13-16

Salt and light, two things Jesus said we should be.  Salt is used mainly for two things, flavor and preservation of goods that could spoil.  We should always flavor the world around us in a savory fashion.  People should be able to taste and see that The Lord is good via our participation in the world around us.  The world I live in today is not very tasty.  In fact it is sour and tastes pretty bad.  I believe it tastes bad because most “Christians” have withdrawn from the world around them.  They are not an active witness of Christ at all.  The only thing they want to preserve are their own lives.  They do not love and want to save those around them. This my friends is sad indeed.

The Body of Christ is supposed to be the “light” of the world.  But instead of shining light into the dark places, many have chosen to hide in their “church” buildings.  Again no active witness in the world around them.  We are supposed to light the way for those seeking Him, but how can we do that if we are not out and in the open for all people to see.

The ” Church” most times has abdicated their rightful place in the world.  Mostly because of selfishness and fear.  We are called to be in the world, but not of it.  If this is true, why do most treat their “church” buildings like a fortress to keep bad things and people out?  The only reason the world is so dark and scary is because we left it to its own devices instead of illuminating it with the bright light of Christ.

We are called to be engaged and active in the world around us.  Jesus called us to be salt and light in the world; and to deny that fact means we are actually denying Him.  If you say you belong to Him then show it by stepping out into your community and making a difference in the lives of those who are yet to know Him.  Try His will for a change instead of your own?  To those of you already out there and serving others; I salute you.  To the rest; get off your blessed assurance and live your life for a change.

Love and….

Kirk Out !

P.s.  I don’t mean to be harsh, but His passion has filled me recently.  I have been set free and can’t keep silent about Him and His will.  If He can save and deliver me I know He will do it for others too.

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5 Comments
  1. //The only thing they want to preserve are their own lives//.

    Well said my friend. I can only add: “And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.” Revelation‬ ‭12:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  2. Amen to all your post brother Kirk. I must say we will be scoffed at and ridiculed and not always praised unto our Lord. Nevertheless, we will at least know that the enemy wouldn’t be harassing us so, if we were on his side. Therefore, be salty! It gets on the devils last nerve.

  3. Ramma permalink

    This is definitely describing the relationship living with Christ. The only way to understand Jesus love is to taste and see that it is good. Such a good reminder to just live your Jesus. Be Him to those you come in contact with. I see this played out through our grandson every day. He doesn’t know a stranger and age means nothing to him. I watched him engage and play with an elderly woman at the doctors office this morning. Made her smile and laugh. I could see joy in her face just having his little 3 year old life touch his. And she got a deep laugh when he ask why her hands were dirty and her arms. See he is white and she is black. He just kept right on talking with her. He wouldn’t let her not talk with him. His manner was loving, childlike innocence, and kindness. I thought, man I wish I could do that every time that I met someone. I could get love across so much better.

    • "BK" permalink

      Oh, Ramma, I loved what Michael said to the lady in the doctor’s office! Our grandson, age 6, hadn’t seen us in a couple of years recently. When they went to bed he asked his mom (our daughter), “Mom, how come grandpa and grandma are both white???? How come one of them isn’t black????” You see, our daughter is blonde and fair skinned; her husband is from Trinidad and is as dark as she is light! 🙂 Children are the best! Great post, Christopher; and I appreciated Glenn’s comments. Love, “BK”

  4. Capt., good stuff and only a few caveats.

    Agreed plenty hide in church bulidings. Don’t lose sight that we can just as easily (and often do) hide in our house.

    The balance is INtake and OUTflow, not merely one or the other.

    Another point to consider is while I fully agree re. shining our light in public, plenty of people are not only selfish, and/or afraid for their safe, small world, sometimes they (we) are just plain lazy. And to be fair, at the end of a work day a lot of peeps just want to chill. Being worn out in body, kids rocking and such can take a toll. No excuse re. shining the light of Jesus, but this too is reality for some, at least sometimes.

    As you know, “Live your life for a change” is an old REZ Band slogan as well as line from a song I wrote and sing often. One which I work hard at living out. I’m with you 100 percent on getting OUT of the salt shaker!!!

    Thanks, Love and Hugs, -Glenn

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