Mathew 5: 3 – 10 —– “Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
We are the salt of the earth and God wants us to develop the attitudes of the Beatitudes – to hunger and thirst for righteousness, to be humble and meek, to be merciful, to be pure in heart, to be a peacemaker. When unjust suffering and persecution befalls us, we must rejoice in God knowing that God is in charge of our situation. Through these attitudes not only we will be rewarded but these attitudes will influence the lives of others.
However many times have we behaved like the salt that remains in the salt cellar without being used? Do we share our testimony of what Jesus has done in our lives, with others? Do we reach out to others and share the principles of God’s truth with them? All that has been given to us, do we share with others or hoard for ourselves?
It is only when the salt rubs against others in the world that it leaves the presence of God!
Seventeen years ago, the light of Christ was reflected in my life by a person who believed in being the salt of the earth, and this light of the Word of God destroyed every corruption in my life and I was set free. My journey to hell was cancelled and I got onto the pathway to heaven, thanks to the light that was shown to me. I had to make a decision to follow that light, in every situation and circumstance. Having perfect knowledge through the wisdom of God I held on tight to this light and shared this light with all who I met.
We, who are the light of the world, walk in the light as Jesus is our light. When we walk in this light, we fellowship with our God, and the blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, cleanses us from every sin.
John the Baptist who came before the Lord, as a witness of the light, prepared the way for the Lord. He came as a witness of the light that through Jesus our lives will be changed. Every day in our life God put’s people to whom we should bear witness of Christ.
Are you willing to that light in the life of your neighbour?
WE ARE INDEED THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD BUT ONLY IF OUR SWITCH IS TURNED ON