YOU ARE THE SALT & LIGHT

Mat 5:13
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor,
how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to
be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

Mat 5:16
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good
works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Jesus called us the salt and light of the earth.
These are two interesting descriptions, I decided to look further at
some of the functions of each and explain

The functions of Salt

To give taste & flavour 
As one who gives flavour & taste one needs to remain relevant in
this ever changing culture, Christ followers need to remain
consistent & dynamic all at the same time.

To preserve
As relevance is important preserving the good & the important things
is just as important, as salt preserves and keeps fresh. Christ’s followers
need to keep fresh and preserve the good aspects of our culture.

To sterilize or kill germs
In case of a wound salt is used to clean the wound this is unpleasant and can
sting but it needs to be done in order to heal a wound. As Christ’s followers
we need to know when to clean the wounds in our culture even when its
unpleasant and give it a chance to heal.

The functions of Light

To expose or illuminate
Light is used to bring out what is hidden, light is necessary in order
to see what is around. As Christians we are to be the light, to be able to
bring out what is hidden and light the world around us for the glory of God.

To direct & guide
When in a journey light is needed to guide in dark places so that
one can reach their destination. As Christians we are to be the light that
gives direction like a light house in the ocean and guide many to safety in the Lord.

To penetrate
Light in the form of a laser can penetrate without causing much harm to the body.
Like the laser treatment for eyes the use of light to operate is said to be a
revolution and healing is faster for the body. As Christians our light should
penetrate the sick parts of our world to remove the blindness and help heal it
faster without causing much harm.

This is a high calling that only God can give you the strength to fulfill.
Be the salt & Light where you are located.

Nyakio