Day 39 - Being Salt and Light in Our Cities

WHAT’S GOD’S HEART FOR THE CHURCH?

Matthew 5:13-17 – “You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world.”

This passage always reminds me of a book I read by Rebecca Manley Pippert, Out of the Saltshaker and Into the World. The Lord’s clear message to his followers is that our lives are to make a difference in the world by being Salt and Light.

Salt cannot do what it is created to do (bring forth flavor and preserve) if it is just stored up and piled high. Likewise, we must not be a people encapsulated and isolated by ourselves. We need to permeate and penetrate the communities around us with the life enhancing and preserving character of the Kingdom of Jesus.

Similarly, a light that shines to dispel the darkness must not be covered, but rather be set on high for all to see. Throughout these days of prayer leading up to Pentecost, let us continually be on the “lookout” for ways to shine the light of the love of Jesus to those around us. Let us be intentional about moving out of our comfort zones to make a difference in this world, for the Kingdom of Jesus Messiah, by the power of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God the Father!

REFLECTION:

  1. Pray for people in your city to desire the Gospel message like they do salt and light.

  2. In what ways do we as the people of God and as individuals isolate ourselves from our cities and communities?

  3. How can we be salt and light together as God’s people in our cities? How can we permeate and penetrate the cities with the Gospel of Jesus?

Paul Jones Gig Harbor, WA.

PLEASE SHARE WHAT GOD IS REVEALING TO YOU BELOW! REMEMBER TO SAY WHAT CITY YOU ARE FROM!

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