Salt and light

Rupert Bentley-Taylor

The Lord Jesus emphatically declares that Christians are different – they are the salt and light of the world. Yet he also warns that if salt loses its saltiness, it is “no longer good for anything”. We must not lose our distinctive, influencing, Christian nature. If we live in conspicuous obedience to Christ we will stand out and fulfil our calling, “that [men] may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16b).