September 19
Matthew 5:13-16

Salt and light

Peter and the other disciples sat listening to Jesus as He taught them things they had never heard before.

Jesus said to them, “You are like salt here on earth! But if you live like those who don’t love God, you will be like salt that has lost its flavor and become worthless.

You are the light of the world! Just as a city on a hill cannot be hidden at night, so the light of your good deeds will shine for all to see. Don’t hide your light, but let it shine all around so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father for the good deeds you do.”

How can I become salt?

Becoming salt has nothing to do with Lot’s wife who turned into a pillar of salt because she disobeyed God. In fact, it is only by obeying God that you become salt.

As you allow God to use you, you become the salt of the earth. That doesn’t mean you will suddenly taste salty, but rather, that you will make as much difference to the lives of those around you as a tiny bit of salt makes to a plate of tasteless food.

As salt is sprinkled over food to flavor it, so God has spread believers across the world to flavor it with love. To check whether you have become salt, answer the following questions. Do you:

  • keep your friends from doing wrong?
  • pray for those around you?
  • tell others about Jesus or invite them to church?
  • encourage those who feel down?

If you have said yes to one or more of the questions above, YOU ARE SALT!

Verse for today                       

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:6