If there was only one chapter in the book of Matthew that I could convince you all to read it would have to be Matthew 5. This chapter is referred to as the sermon on the mount. The entire chapter is packed full and I encourage all of you to read through the verses, but I want us to take a few minutes to look at verses 13 through 16.
"You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world-like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on the stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." -Matthew 5:13-16
It is so important to understand that we are called to be the salt and light of the earth. Which means that we have been called to be a light in a dark world, shining the love and mercy of our God to everyone we meet. We have been called to be like a city setting on a hilltop giving light to everyone around. Providing a light to bring mercy, grace, and freedom to those who have spent far too long in darkness.
I love what the prophet Isaiah wrote in Isaiah chapter 9, lets read the passage together.
"The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine." - Isaiah 9:2
The people will see a great light and no longer will they walk in darkness. Jesus is our light and sustainer. He is worthy of all praise for all time. He is good and He is kind! Friends, there is no one like our God.
"Who is like you among the gods, O Lord-glorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, performing great wonders?" - Exodus 15:11
How good is our God friends?! There is no one like Him, He is above all things and through Him all things have their being. There is no one who could ever begin to compare to who our God is. We have been called the sons and daughters of the most high. Anointed, worthy, needed, cherished, and loved. We are the Lords and He is for us and not against us.
So friends, remember you are the salt and light of the earth. When the world looks like its upside down, just remember that you are a light shining within that darkness. Never let the world dim that light friends and remember you are loved!
Much love friends,