Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Men are attracted to salt
Is there anybody that does not like salt? Even if we don’t add salt at the table most of the food that we eat already contains salt and we wouldn’t like our food without it. Just like salt we are to have an effect on the world, the gospel should be attractive to them and they should be drawn to it by the seasoning of our life.
At night men are attracted to the light
If you have ever been in complete darkness then you know what a strange eerie feeling that it can be. We are always more comfortable when we have some light in the midst the darkness, just wait until the next power outage and see how many people are attracted to the flashlights or candles that you have.
Is your life attractive to those around you that are looking for truth?
My wife is the saltiest person that I know. The people in her workplace have always been attracted to her when they need to get some truth or a prayer. I need to be more salty and have more people drawn to me when they are hurting and are seeking truth.
I want the world to see a difference in me and be attracted to the gospel, I want to be salt and light for you Lord.
Check out some of the uses for salt that can be found in the Bible:
- Seasoning food Job 6:6
- Seasoning sacrifices Le 2:13; Eze 43:24
- Ratifying covenants Nu 18:19; 2Ch 13:5
- Strengthening new-born infants Eze 16:4