Jesus Teaches The
Meaning Of Salt And Light
Bible Study Lesson from
study we learn what
Jesus says about the "salt of the earth".
In modern times the phrase
"salt and light" is used frequently by
Christians and is quoted during baptism services in
many instances -- but what does it really mean to
be the salt of the earth and a light to the world?
Let's take a look
You are the
salt of the earth; but if the salt has become
tasteless, how can it be made salty again?
It is no longer good for
anything, except to be thrown out and trampled
under foot by men.
You are the light of
A city set on a hill
cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp
and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand,
and it gives light to all who are in the house.
Let your light shine
before men in such a way that they may see your
good works, and glorify your Father who is in
heaven." - Matthew
The Salt Of The
Earth - The Light Of The World
"This Little Light of Mine -
I'm Gonna' Let It Shine .."
Remember this song from
childhood? This is the subject of today's
as Jesus proclaims his followers to be the "salt of
But what exactly does this
mean to us?
A Quick Cooking
If you've ever made a mistake
and put too much salt on your meal you know the
meaning of the first verses here.
A little bit of salt goes a
long way just as a little bit of Christian behavior
goes a long way to those observing it.
Not Enough Salt?
But what about outdated salt
which has lost all flavor?
That seasoning is pretty much
worthless and of no use to anyone.
Good salt, like good Christians,
brings the food to life and adds a flavor which the
meal would have never known otherwise.
Worthless Meal - Worthless
A salt-less dish is bland and
A Christian who makes no
effort to spread
the good news about Jesus
Christ - pretty much
worthless to God.
We need to be careful not to
blend too much into the world and worldly things.
Others shouldn't see us as
just one more in the crowd but as a seasoning who
brings joy and helps others to see the benefits of
The Light Of The
Following the same example as
above, we should let our little lights shine (just
as the song goes) and not hide or dim
There are ways of living in
our everyday life that we as Christians, dim -- or
maybe even extinguish our light to keep others from
- Not speaking out when we
- going along with the rest
of the world or dimming the light by actually
participating in the sin around
But, most importantly and
probably the worst of all, we shut off our light
with apathy -- not caring about other people,
ignoring their needs or not telling them about the
light of Jesus Christ when they reach out to
We Can Do Better
I'm not here today to beat
you up about this (I'm too busy beating myself up),
but to make you aware of these four little
sentences given to us by our Lord which has made a
huge impact on the world.
Let's try to make it a point
to seize the next opportunity to show other people
our light by showing the way to Jesus Christ -
either by our words or our actions.
Remember, a little salt and a
little light goes a long way!
Love in Christ
If you would like to know more
about how to receive the love and life-changing
experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment
and go to John
More Scripture Lessons for
The 8 Beatitudes from
Sermon on the Mount.
You've probably heard of
the the famous sermon on the mount where
gave the eight beatitudes
including blessed are the meek for daily living.
But, have you read what Christ has to say lately?
This guide for living deserves repeated
Preaches In Galilee
Man From Galilee
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Verses and lesson about salt and light are
from New American Standard Bible &
New King James Version - Lessons from
Life Application Study Bible: NIV - Passage
above credited to Lockman