We Are The Salt And The Light
If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you matter. You have an important role to play because you are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.. Salt preserves and Christians help preserve what is good in our culture. The light is Jesus and shines through our inner selves, showing unbelievers the lighted path.
Jesus spoke to us about our responsibility when it comes to our government, laws, country, cities and towns. He said in Matthew chapter 5, “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 foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see you good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.” (Matthew 5:13-16)
Mark 9:50 says, “Salt is good: but if the salt have lost it’s saltiness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.”
“Salt of the Earth” literally means an individual or group considered a representative of the best or noblest elements of society. Yes! Our responsibility as a Christ follower is to serve to exalt Him and magnify the grace of God. The unusual thing about salt is that although it is vital to life and good health on planet earth, too much of it can be deadly. Blood, sweat, and tears have this mineral in them. The significance of salt in civilization goes all the way back to the beginning of man. As the “Salt of the Earth”, if we lose our flavor, we would be lost as a benefit to others. Then our only use would be to be “thrown out” and trampled upon by men. Christians who obey God and do His will serve as a preservative of the human race and the earth by slowing down the moral and spiritual decay of the world around them.
Voting is our civic duty. It wasn’t always that way. Some classes of Americans had to fight to get that right. Constitution, as originally written, did not define specifically who could or could not vote—but it did establish how the new country would vote. This is known as disenfranchisement. While no longer explicitly excluded, voter suppression is still a major problem in many parts of the country. Some politicians try to win reelection by making it harder for certain populations and demographics to vote. These politicians may use strategies such as reducing polling locations in predominantly African American or Latino neighborhoods, or only having polling stations open during business hours, when many disenfranchised populations are working and unable to take time off. These type of politicians are working to take our votes away completely. Many of those in power today want their power to be absolute. It is our responsibility to make sure that doesn’t happen by making sure to “Vote” the right people into office. Have you heard that if: “You don’t use it, You lose it”? that is definitely the case here. Don’t squander your rights or your responsibility. GO VOTE!!!
God Loves You! And Jesus Loves you! Therefore, so do I.