William Carey, the father of modern missions, sacrificed everything to go and spread the good news in India. His goal was to be a light in the dark.
Jesus calls his disciples to be salt and light, and warns his disciples that they will face trials and resistance.
Challenges: How to Live (v13-16)
- You need to be beneficial to the world. Salt was a preservative, a currency, an offering, a medicine, and a flavoring in the ancient world. How are you benefiting the world?
- You need to be showing the good news. Light represented good, dark represented evil. We are called to illuminate the world around us. What is your area to shine?
- We need to stand out in the world around us. A city on a hill can be seen for miles, can be easily defended. Can those around you tell what you believe?
Cautions: How Not to Live
- Do not lose your worth. If you aren’t making a difference, you are to be thrown out.
- Do not hide the good news. “A buried bone doesn’t do any dog any good.”
Where are you called to be the light? What is your circle of influence?
Where are you called to be beneficial to the world?
Be a difference-maker. Be salt and light.
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