Salt and Light

I've been giving Matthew 5:13-16 a lot of thought lately, especially since my post on Tuesday called I Wonder. Jesus tells his disciples, "You are the salt of the earth" and "You are the light of the world."

I can't help but wonder about who most Christians hang out with. I know that I prefer to be with my Christian friends vs. my friends that do not have a relationship with Christ. It's just easier, we have so much in common, we can talk about our relationship with Jesus. But, what does that really say about me? Am I being unfaithful? After all if I am to be like Jesus shouldn't I look at His example? What did He do while walking upon the earth? Who were His friends? Who did He socialize with? Did He stay in the temple and socialize with only those who were faithful? So what did He mean when He said for us to be salt and light?

These are the questions I am going to attempt to answer for myself and I've decided to share my journey with you. I am open to any discussion or insights you may have as long as it's "truth in love".

For fun I thought I'd close today with Chris Rice singing Go Light Your World.


  1. Good thoughts Sharon. I love that Chris Rice song. A light shines brightest in the darkness. And I must ask myself the same question: am I lighting up dark places or adding light to an already lit room?

  2. Very good question, I think we have to be examples to those we know who are none believers and be ready to explain why we are the way we are. Set apart and not of this world, children of God.

  3. Hi! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments. I love hearing from folks.

    I absolutely LOVE Chris Rice - before I fell in love with my man the girls in my youth group were bound and determined that I would marry Chris Rice. I love the way his heart shops in his music.

    I really enjoyed your bog - I will stop by later when I have more time.

    Have a Blessed day.

  4. Sharon, since I'm here for TSMSS, I thought I'd take a peek at what else is going on with ya!

    I am blessed with a BFF who is a christian and one of the hardest things for her and I to do has been to branch out and meet other people. One of our personal desires is to branch out our friendship circle and meet others - christian or non-christians - but ultimately, we want to be the light of Christ! We have a few friends that we have become very close with - all of our kids play together and are on sporting teams together, so our friendship has been a natural relationship.

    I know God is working on them and I'm trying my hardest to show them that living a life full of God's power and holy spirit is cool and can be so amazing if you just let Him in.

    This is a great topic!


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