Lightly Salted

December 26 2021

Series: Book of Matthew

Lightly Salted

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Genesis Chapter 1 :1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the
earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the
Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and
there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light
from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
And the evening and the morning were the first days.


True Christians are to be in the world as light.

Now, it is the property of light to be utterly distinct from the darkness.

The least spark in a dark room can be seen at once.

Of all things created, light is the most useful.
1. It makes things grow.
2. It guides.
3. It brightens.
4. It was the first thing called into being.

Without it, the world would be a gloomy blank. The light is dim. Are we true Christians?

Then see again our duty as light and take our position and responsibilities!

John 8:12 I am the light of the world
If He is the light why does he need us

We have no light of our own but we are reflectors; reflectors of Christ.

We are to be a moon and reflect the Son. How brightly do I shine?

How well do I stand out?

How well do I show others that I am a disciple of Jesus?

If I were on trial for being a Christian would there be enough evidence to
convict me?


True Christians are to be in the world like salt. Now, salt has a peculiar taste of its own,
utterly unlike anything else.

When mingled with other substances, it preserves them from corruption.

It imparts a portion of its taste to everything it is mixed with.

It is useful so long as it preserves its savor, but no longer.

Are we true Christians? Then see in this thought about salt our place and duties!


Surely, if words mean anything, we are meant to learn from these two comparisons, that
there must be something marked, distinct, and peculiar about our character – if we are
true Christians.

It will never do to idle through life, thinking and living like others, if we mean to be
owned by Christ as His people.

Do we Have grace? Then it must be seen.

Have we the Spirit? Then there must be fruit.

Have we any saving truth? Then there must be a difference in habits, tastes, and mind
between us and those who think only of the world.
It is perfectly clear that true Christianity is something more than being baptized and
going to church.

“Salt” and “light” evidently imply uniqueness both of heart and life, of faith and practice.

We must dare to be salt and light to the world – if we mean to see it saved.

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