Salt & Light: Glory to God
We’ve used three posts here to explain and highlight the utter importance of Christians living as salt and light. Jesus did not leave us in confusion about this. No, it’s crystal clear.
Those who would embody the beatitudes of Matthew 5:1-12 are also called to be the salt and light of the world in Matthew 5:13-16. That juxtaposition is no accident.
So here are a few ways to keep your saltiness and and to shine your light.
- Make a list of people to pray for, and pray for them regularly. When you pray for them, you’ll think about them often. And when you think about them, you'll be prone to seek opportunities to share the gospel with them.
- Get around unbelievers. Go to the gym, visit the same coffee shop regularly, and get to know the people there. Let them know who you are and see the light of your life.
- Recognize that there is no greater joy than being a soul winner. Proverbs 11:31 says that “whoever captures souls is wise.” It is a privilege to be salt and light, and we should be eager to become saltier and to shine brighter.
The work of evangelism is not optional, but the common lack of it sure makes it seem that way. Churches must be cautious of becoming nothing more than a comfort-loving club while the world around it runs to hell.
When Christians are faithful in this, unbelievers see our good works and give praise to God. That means that Christians who lose their saltiness and let their light grow dim are robbing the Father of glory. And far be it from the church of Christ to do any such thing.