You are the Salt of the Earth

By Tinika Rock

‘“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavour, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.’- Matthew 5:13-16 NKJV

As believers, we are the salt of the earth.

What comes to mind when you see the word salt? Initially you think of adding flavour or adding seasoning to something. Standing out above the rest. So, relating to scripture we are designed to be the salt of the world adding flavour and making a difference in a way that directs and encourages others to God.

What do you think of when you hear the word light?

I think of brightening a room. I think of a place where there is no room for darkness.

In the same way where we shine our light and darkness cannot put it out.

No matter what darkness you are in or you may face you are the light, you are designed for a purpose and to make a difference.

John 1:4-5

‘In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.’

When the church acts as salt and light it transforms lives.

As believers in Jesus, we are the salt of the earth, the light of the world, a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden. Our light must so shine in a way that points others to God.

‘Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness but have the light of life.”’ John 8:12 NKJV

‘Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.’ Psalms 119:105 NKJV


Dear heavenly Father, thank you for taking the time to create me in your image. I thank you for giving me true purpose and trusting me to shine my light upon others.

I pray that your holy spirit will be upon me and direct me in the ways I should go that my light will shine before men that they will see your good works and glorify you.

In Jesus name, I pray Amen

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