SALT AND LIGHT
Have you ever had a doctor tell you that your blood pressure is too high and you need to go on a low sodium diet? Some of you have not been told you needed to by a doctor, but the cook at the restaurant you ate at must have thought he did, and so you are given food that had very little salt on it. As a side note, I’ve discovered that the more expensive the restaurant may be, the less they give you. They don’t cook your food all the way, they don’t put sugar in your tea, they don’t salt your food. You get the picture.
Well, I’m the type of guy that likes to see the salt on my food. I guess I it’s because it never snow here and that’s the closest I can get.
Anyways, living without salt can be rough.
In a similar way, have you ever had the power go out and you had to light an emergency candle? Isn’t it amazing how that candle can light up the whole room! It may take your eyes a little to adjust but without it, you would be stubbing your toe on every piece of furniture in your house as you tried to find your way about.
Salt and light are good, in fact they are essential for us, and Jesus uses them as illustrations of what the Christian life should look like.
Let’s take a look as we look at what Jesus had to say.