Thursday, February 11, 2010

What Is The World's Only Hope?

We read Jesus’ words and feel they are for someone else but his words of hope and challenge are for all of us.

“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 by men.” Matthew 5:13.

SALT
There is nothing to boast about in being called a mineral that comes out of brackish marshland, but it has virtues that challenge us.

To say, "You are the salt of the earth;" is to say, "You are the world's only hope." Jesus does not give you the choice. We must get radical and make his truths relevant to ourselves and others. We must fill our lives in doing good unto others.

YOU
Jesus spoke to individuals, and his words speak to each of us today. We can't say, “My church is doing something for God, so I'm OK.” Being salt is a personal mandate; live the attitude that we are the last living Christian and the work of Jesus to world was on your shoulders alone.

Influence the five or ten people God gave you. Be salt in those lives, bring the flavor of love and joy to their lives, sting them with the challenges of righteousness, and preserve their well-being at deep cost to yourself.

SALT-LESS
Today's world has seen salt-less Christianity and has thrown it out. Today's Christianity is often conformist and wants membership without making waves; creating a soft cuddly church culture that focus on comfort. Like the terminal patient who receives no treatment just morphine to deaden pain while they expire.

HOW
Jesus asks, “How can it be made salty again?” Begin with repentance and prayer. Ask God to show you where you have failed to be salt to those around you. Ask Him to show you where to start. And pray for those in your own community to become “Salty” too.

Salt just is; it has no will or decision, it is simply being what it is. We must be who God meant us to be- the light of Jesus to a dark world.

(c) Adron
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