Friday, January 2, 2009

Salt and Light (Day 2 of 21)

Part of our reading was Matthew 4-5.I love this translation from the Message bible::

13"Let me tell you why you are here. You're here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness?

14-16"Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.


Zanne said...

All this talk of salt must not be helping with your fast either. LOL. Ok, lemme stop. teehee! Luv ya!

But I really enjoyed this post because I don't understand why Christians act so afraid their faith like they are ashamed of it. The righteous are as bold as a lion. (Prov. 28:1)

the_art_of_letting_go said...

My first fast was only 24 hours so the salt thing didn't phase me:)

Yes I"m loven the message remix translation as of late