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Adam's Matthew Chapter 5 comment on 7/20/2021, 6:47pm...

Hi Gloria,

I believe you're asking what it means for us being the salt of the earth, etc?

13Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

To me this doesn't teach us as much about God as it is teaching us how to live. Christians should be visible and an example to follow, showing good works, and giving glory to God. At the end of this chapter it says to be perfect. I think it's a challenge to us to strive to be like Jesus. This is an ongoing lifelong pursuit. Of course we will slip up here and there as all are sinful and fall short, but we should stay the course and follow Jesus. This takes active effort. (sadly some Christians think its ok to follow the world as they assume grace is just a fast pass in and that you can enjoy sin and following earthly pleasures as much as you want- I don't think it works that way. Jesus said this: Matthew 7:21-23. That is what I get out of it.

 


Gloria Taibbi's Matthew Chapter 5 comment on 7/20/2021, 5:21pm...

In Matthew Chapter 5 Verse 13 -16

What des this teach us about god?

What does this teach about us?

How do we obey?

 


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