Friday, July 15, 2011

A Morning Cup of Tea; Salt and Light

Good morning! It's Friday, the week is almost over. I hope it's been a great week for you. 
  If you're just now joining me, we are doing a bible study of Matthew. For this chapter and the next two we are taking our time, letting it simmer. Jesus packs so much into his "Sermon on the Mount" I couldn't see rushing through it.

13. Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have lost his savour,wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under the foot of men.
14. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 
15. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a  bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Salt does two things: it flavors and it preserves. When cooking, you need a little salt to bring out the taste of some of the foods. In the olden days, and sometimes even now, things like pork were packed in salt to keep it from spoiling. When we are mixed in with other people, do we help bring out the goodness?
  Sin is sometimes referred to as darkness. As you've just read, we are to be the light. Did you notice that light does something? It brightens. It doesn't whistle at you to get your attention, but simply does its job and people take notice. We should be like the light- doing good for others and living our lives , not to be boastful, but so that someone will take notice and say, I want to live like that. I want to learn more about Jesus.
  My time for the morning is up. J has just let me know he is ready for breakfast. Have a wonderful day. : )

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