Christians....The Salt and Light of the World.
25TH JANUARY, 2022 07:57AM
I have met a lot of christians across the globe. Some be it in my church, on social media, on the streets,as co-workers,in my department, in ceremonies and also in public transports. After these encounters, I am always thrilled with how beautiful in Christ they are, and I keep wondering why they are what they are. Do not get me wrong, I am also a christian, a devoted one at that. But the message I am trying to get across is that have you ever thought of this.... Have you ever wondered why christians are what they are?. In all sincerity and genuity, I have met others too that are not great instruments or fair enough, mirrors of faith, but the comparison has a staggering difference.
A Christian is meant to be a person who embodies the believes of the christian faith, a person whose heart and behaviours reflect Jesus Christ and upholds the tenets of the holy faith. The word christians was given to the early followers of christ. Christ is coined from the Hebrew word 'christos' which means the anointed one. Therefore christians means followers of the anointed one. Then, there is no way you might claim to be a follower of one leader and fail to behave, obey such a leader.
Looking at this from another different perspective, when Jesus was in the world, unbelievers looked at him as a role model to emulate. But now we are the ones they seem to emulate, we are those set of people the Pharisees of nowadays look up to as a role model. They look at our behaviour and they behave the same way, some might decide to give their lives to Christ, simply because of these impeccable traits they saw in us. Others might not give their lives to Christ now but as things progress they are forced. Why....? Simply because we are the salt and light of the world.
CHRISTIANS.. THE SALT AND LIGHT OF THE WORLD
"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.
This Bible verse was a quote from Christ when he went up into a mountain to teach multitudes. All he was passing across here was that Christians are meant to be the salt of the world. That is the flavor that enhances the taste of the world, the ingredients that makes its presence known by sweetening the world. When, there isn't salt in our food, it lacks taste i.e it is tasteless and there isn't anyone willing to eat something tasteless. He also laid emphasis on the fact that if we lose our salt and flavoring traits, we shall be cast away.
Matthew 5: 14 -15
"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 it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
This particular verse had Jesus trying to illustrate that Christians are the light of the world, and anywhere they isn't a light, darkness governs. Therefore, the only way to not make Satan and the spirit of darkness rule, is by making our light shine. As christians our top priority must be making our light shine wherever we go, making people see the difference between light and darkness. Making the difference, always. Definitely, the part that says "and it giveth light to all those that are in the house" meant that wherever light is it shines above darkness and thus giveth light to people around.
Our number one priority as christians shouldn't be going to church alone but also being the salt of the world after leaving the church.
We should serve as a role model for unbelievers and onlookers by portraying the spirit of christ in our behaviours
We should always let out light shine, that is making the difference in our endeavours.
We should continue in the faith of God and shouldn't compromise our behaviours because our attitudes makes others give their lives to Christ.
We should uphold the tenets of faith because we are called christians- a word meaning "small Christ" or "followers of christ"
Author's closing remarks
Holla!! Beautiful folks, I am tending an apology from the very bottom of my heart for being unactive yesterday. Heard of the omicron variant ?, It's a real threat to the survival of human race. I honestly cannot wait for things to get back to normal. Anyways, I love y'all and remember to Stay Safe and healthy. See ya 👀🏃🏃.
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I love all the teachings in the bible, but the parable of this salt and light is one of my favorite, mostly in mass homily they share this to show what a real Christian should be.