In last Monday’s lesson, Don concluded his teaching on the Beatitudes, now we will begin working through his teachings on being Salt and Light
Sitting at the Feet of Yeshua In my last post, we concluded our study of the Beatitudes. In this post, we will continue to sit at the feet of Yeshua as we begin to contemplate His command to be the salt of the earth and to let our light shine.
“You are salt for the Land. But if salt becomes tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except being thrown out for people to trample on. You are light for the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Likewise, when people light a lamp, they don’t cover it with a bowl but put it on a lampstand, so that it shines for everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they may see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.” ~ Matthew 5:13-16 (CJB)
A quick read of the Beatitudes could suggest that Yeshua intended His followers to withdraw from the world and form separate communities – certainly, many cults have arisen over the years to form their own communes. However, our text for this post immediately contradicts any such idea. Following Yeshua goes far beyond private spirituality. It involves a Believer’s public life, particularly through work and participation in the community. Yeshua’s talmidim must be salt and light, arresting decay and providing illumination for a lost and dying world. They must influence their environment by their faith.
Read the rest of the post here: We Are to Be Salt and Light ~ Part 1