How Are We To Live?

Weekly Ministry Tip #16

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How Are We To Live?

The best illustration of being salt and light in our world today can be found in the movie “God’s Not Dead”. There we find a college student who stands up for his faith in a powerful way. Anyone from ages 12 to 112 would be very encouraged.

Salt can be diminished when its purity is compromised through dirt and other foreign substances. Otherwise, salt is a preservative and a seasoning among other uses. We are called to be pure salt, unpolluted from the world.

We are also called to be light. Light represents our good works, heart and attitude, which all reflect God’s desire for all believers. We are called to stand out and speak out for our faith whenever we have the opportunity. Are you ready? Here’s our marching orders from the words of Jesus on the Sermon on the Mount:

Matthew 5:13-16

13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. [1]

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Ben with Cru

[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Mt 5:13–16). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.