Today’s verse: Matthew 5:13
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
Scripture: Matthew 5:13-20
Previously we had seen what we should do to lead a blessed life. Today, in this passage God calls us to be a blessing in others’ life.
Be useful: (verse 13-16)
In verse 13 God calls us to be the salt in others’ life. Salt is a disinfectant. Also, it gives taste to the food and preserves food. Like a disinfectant, we should also oppose the sins and evil doings found in the world and try to make this world a better place to live. Salt is a combination of Sodium and Chlorine. The salt will lose its properties if any chemical other than Sodium or Chlorine is added to it. In the same way, we will lose our properties as a child of God when anything that doesn’t please God is added to our lives.
In verse 14 God calls us to be light to the world. No matter how dark a place is a small light will lit the entire place. In the same way, God is calling us to be light in the world that is filled with the darkness – sins. Light is nothing but our good deeds. The world should see Christ and the love we receive from Him through our good deeds. That is how we can be a light to the world that is filled with darkness.
Preach: (verse 17 -20)
We read that Jesus came to this world to fulfill the commandments. And it is our duty to continue His work. We should preach the Word of God to others. Because verse 18 says,
until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
We should follow the commandments given by God. And through our actions, we should preach to others about the law of God. We will have eternal life if we love Jesus Christ and obey His commandments. We should not just preach but we should also follow and obey His Word.
It pleasing in the sight of God when you being useful to others.
Help me to be a witness and a blessing to the world. Amen.