13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
I have seen the remnants of Middle Eastern villages built on hilltops for protection. I have seen the same in modern times and the effect can be the same, one stands below and looks up to see the light coming from the village at night; you know you are almost home. The word “home” does not create the same feeling for everyone; those of us in the Father’s house must live in such a way that for at least the people who know us, they will see that the Father’s house is a good place and He is a good, good Father (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell us about God and people?
- What stands out to you in this passage and why?
- What action points can you take to apply this passage in your life?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
Pray God’s presence into the place you’re in right now. Whether that’s your home, university or your local community.