If you've ever cooked before, you'd know that salt can make the difference between a bland, tasteless dish and a culinary masterpiece. Salt is so versatile, it can enliven and enhance flavours, preserve meats, and even help stave off germs. Jesus likened believers to salt because we have the potential to enrich those around us, preserve communities from harm, and bring healing to others lives. Let God use you to make a difference in your world.
In our modern society we've become good at being critics. Singers, dancers, chefs, and bachelors looking for love, fill our TV screens as we gladly look on critiquing and judging their performance and skills. This makes for great entertainment and a lot of fun, but have we become a little too comfortable judging others around us? And if so, how has that affected the way we see each other in everyday life?
Based on Matthew 5:14-16, we live in a world filled with stories and situations of darkness and despair. In response to this, Jesus has provided us the keys to live a shining life with Purpose, Position and Power.
Jesus keeps mentioning about things we should do in private: good deeds, giving, praying, fasting and I’m sure the list could go on. God does not want our lives to be a performance on stage for the applause of men but sincere hearts, honest and real before God. We can see this in his choosing of David, a man after Gods heart. He established a secret place of prayer and communion with God, and discovered the joy that comes through intimacy with God.