One Ebony Voice

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Salt of the Earth!

"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:13-16

Jesus said, "You are the salt of the earth....You are the light of the world..."

Food for Thought

  • Salt and light refer to "influence in secular society".
  • Don't lose your influence. "...if the salt loses its flavor..."
  • Don't hide your influence. (Put your light on a lampstand, not under a bushel.)
  • Your influence in secular society brings God glory. "Let your light so shine..."

Scripures to Meditate On...

"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success." Joshua 1:8

"And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.'" Matthew 28:18

"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:8

"For by Him al things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him." Colossians 1:16

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20

"Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful" Psalm 1:1

"The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God." Isaiah 40:3

"So he called ten of his servants, delivered to the ten minas, and said to them, 'Do business til I come.'" Luke 19:13

"Let the redeemed of the Lord say so..." Psalm 107:2

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