Thursday, 24 May 2012

SALT AND LIGHT OF THE WORLD

1 Peter 2:11-12
"Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us."

As Christians living out the Kingdom of God down here on earth, we are to be pilgrims on this planet. That means we must not mistake this world for home. However, the Bible doesn't encourage us to be by standers like tourists taking pictures from a distance and being uninvolved. Or casually observing all the goings on around us at a polite distance. The Bible clearly states in Matthew 5 13-14,  “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 underfoot. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden." This clearly implies, God wants us to get seriously involved, to rub shoulders with our brothers and sisters around us even though we are only here for a season.


Dear beloved,  lets wake up and make ourselves accountable because honestly, we've got a lot of work to do and only have a very short time to do it. Today, I want you and I to ask ourselves these honest questions. Do we consider ourselves pilgrims when it comes to living out our lives for Christ? Or are we more like a tourist staying arm's length from any kind of involvement in our local churches, neighbourhood and communities? I see too many of us Christians living as tourists crowding our way through life with no care for what we have been called for. But the good news is, God is reminding us today that, He doesn't want any more spectators. Rather He is telling us He needs pilgrims, sober-minded and serious who will make their impact for Him on our way through this life and into the next. Lets, put away all our cameras of excuses and be the salt and the light we have been called to be.


MEMORY VERSE:
 “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 underfoot. “You are the light of the world. A town built 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."

2012 by Enyonam Gbekle. All rights reserved.

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