Here is what Did Jesus Say about the Salt of the Earth: Bible Tutorial Shows Meaning of Salt and Light
Jesus teaches the meaning of salt and light what did Jesus mean by the salt of the earth.
In modern times the phrase salt and light is used frequently by Christians: it is quoted during baptism services in many instances. But what does it really mean to be the salt of the earth and a light to the world ? “Salt and Light” you are the salt of the earth but if the salt has become tasteless how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men…
you’re all the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden nor does anyone lie the lamp and put it under a basket but on the lime stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works” and “Glorify your father who is in heaven”.
This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine! Remember this song from childhood: this summarizes today’s lesson as Jesus proclaims his followers to be the salt of the earth. But what exactly does this mean to us ? A quick cooking lesson if you’ve ever made a mistake and put too much salt on your meal you know the meaning of the first verses.
Here a little bit of salt goes a long way. Justice a little bit of Christian behavior goes a long way to those observing it not enough salt! What about outdated salt which has lost all flavor ? Good seasoning is pretty much worthless and of no use to anyone. Good salt like good Christians brings the food to life and adds a flavor which the meal would have never known otherwise.
Worthless meal worthless to God; a salt less dishes bland and tasteless a Christian who makes no effort to spread the good news about Jesus Christ. Pretty much worthless to God.
We need to be careful not to blend too much into the world and worldly things. Others shouldn’t see us as just one more in the crowd, but as a seasoning who brings joy and helps others to see the benefits of knowing Jesus.
The light of the world following the same example as above, we should let our little lights shine and not hide or DM it the way we live our everyday life, condemned or maybe even extinguish our light to keep others from seeing it.
These include not speaking out when we should or going along with the rest of the world dimming the light by actually participating in the sin around us, caring most importantly and probably the worst of all when we shut off our light with apathy, we are not caring about other people, we are ignoring their needs or not telling them about the light of Christ when they reach out to us.
We can do better!, I’m not here today to beat you up about this but to make you aware of these four little sentences given to us by our Lord which has made a huge impact on the world when opportunity knocks. Let’s try to seize the next opportunity to show other people our light by showing the way to Christ, either by our words or our actions.
Remember “a little salt and a little light goes a long way”.