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DAY 20 THURSDAY: FEBRUARY 2020

A CHRISTIAN IS BOTH SALT AND LIGHT!

You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses it 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 (Matthew 5:13-14).

Every Christian is both salt and light of the world in life. The importance of both can never be overemphasized. The Bible says in the opening text that you are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses it 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. Both salt and light are wonderful ingredients full of diverse characteristics in life. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that he is both salt and light of the world in life forever.

Take for instance; salt is used as both preservative and seasoning. It has the potency to preserve food by eliminating germs completely and season it by adding more flavors to the food. That is why no matter the ingredients added to a pot of soup without salt, it becomes tasteless. A Christian is a salt that is supposed to preserve and season the earth with the goodness of the Lord by eliminating evil and wickedness from the world. Therefore, the usefulness of salt in the world can never be overemphasized in life forever.       

Furthermore, light reveals, manifests and gives direction in life. When there is no light people are bound to live in darkness. It is only light that has the potency to drive away darkness in life. Whenever there is light darkness disappears because it is greater and more powerful in life. That is the reason why the Bible says in Isaiah 60:1, “Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you (Isaiah 60:1). In fact, it is the Word of God that brings glory to mankind and His divine glory reveals God’s light to the world in life. A Christian is the carrier of God’s light to the world in life forever.

Daily Tip: A Christian is the salt and light of the world to preserve and season the earth by eliminating darkness and evil from the lives of men in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. Oh Lord my Father! I decree today that I am the salt and light of the world forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of evil and darkness operating in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Isaiah 60:2-3; Acts 26:16-18.        RBT: DEUTERONOMY 13-16