-Roy Lessin and Marina Bromley
Actions that Speak Good Things
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
You are the salt of the earth…. You are the light of the world (Matthew 5:13–14 AMPC).
In Matthew 5:13–14 Jesus tells His disciples that they are both the salt of the earth and the light of the world. They were not told to choose between the two. The difference between salt and light is significant. Jesus used salt and light as metaphors to help the disciples understand the importance of both their actions and their words.
When Jesus said to His disciples they were “the light of the world,” He was speaking about the power and impact of their actions upon the lives of others. When Jesus called the disciples “the salt of the earth,” He was speaking about the power and impact of their words upon the lives of others. May our actions and our words both be expressions of God’s heart.
Lord God, without us even asking, You have made us to be an extension of Your Salt and Light. You have equipped us to add Your Flavoring to the world around us, and to shine Your Light to illuminate and eliminate darkness. Sometimes we need to shine Your Light around our homes, our families, our neighborhoods, but sometimes You Light us up from the inside, to expose our hearts and minds. At those times we need to confess and be willing to eliminate actions that build a wall between us.
Please keep my God Flavoring salty, that I will continue to be used by You in building Your Kingdom. Make my words and actions worthy of You and Your Kingdom. I pray that Your Kingdom will come and Your will will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Your ways are always best, Lord. Help me to depend on You, trust You, and bring You glory. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
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