Salt and Light
We know well these Biblical analogies from the mouth of Jesus. We likely hear them referenced often within our church walls or expounded upon online in Christain-themed podcasts. Perhaps, more intimately, Holy Spirit guides and prompts us with these vivid and lasting illustrations.
“Go ahead, speak to her, be My light in her life.”
“Being a parent is not always about being your son’s friend. You are also called to bring direction, teaching, and correction into his life. This is salt that purifies and will lengthen his life in hidden ways.”
Light overcomes opposition.
Salt pushes back corruption.
Light is often encouragement, a highlighting of who God is and who others are in Him.
Salt is meant to bring a shift or a correction in thought. Salt often requires further explanation and teaching.
We are called to be bearers of both salt and light throughout every day of our lives. These simple, yet powerful, visual reminders are guidelines to help us live as followers of Christ.
You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty? It’s no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. 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 5:13-16 CSB
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