You are salt and light
My devotion for today is based on Matthew 5:16, “Live so that they will see the good things you do and will praise your Father in heaven.”
Salt has its purposes. Light has its uses. Both need to be present in the right measure. When used positively, both enhance the world we live in.
Only through God’s grace and forgiveness can we be salt and light in the world. Only through the love of Jesus can we work out how much of it to use; it’s only through the love of Jesus that we can work out which light we are and where and how to make it shine.
Then, even though it is a constant struggle, our righteousness will exceed that of the Pharisees; then, we can know and live God’s love and encourage others to know and live in God’s love. Then we’ll bring out the God-flavors and the God-colors of this world.
Please pray with me: Giver of all good things, help me to bring God-pleasing flavors and colors to the world. In Jesus’ blessed name, I pray. Amen.