Powered by 4 - June 29, 2011

 

You = Salt & Light

today's reading.
Mark 9:42-48 and Matthew 5:13-16    "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea...

think about it.
What makes salt worthwhile (5:13)? What makes light worthwhile (5:14-15)? According to Mark 9:42-50, what causes us to lose our saltiness? How would you describe being salt and light in your world?

the blog.
In both of our passages today, Jesus is talking about and looking at being saved and living as a Christian in an ungodly world. In Matthew 5: 13 -14 he states "you are the salt of the earth. . ." and "you are the light of the world." And as he talks to the disciples in Mark 9:50, Jesus tells them to "have salt in yourselves."

So, what are the qualities of salt? What about light? How do we incorporate and live out those qualities as a Christian in today's world? Tami W.

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