We were not called to simply carry the title as Christians; we were called to make a difference in the world we live in. The proof of that is when Jesus referred to his disciples as salt of the earth and light of the world. What he was saying to them was that they should make a difference wherever you go. Over the next three days We will explore 3 ways that we can do that.
Way # 1 – Promote Godly Values in Your Environment
Mathew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?
Salt is commonly used as a preservative. As the salt of the earth one way in which we are called to make a difference is to preserve Godly values in our environment. In 2 Kings 23, King Josiah showed us 3 ways how we can go against prevailing culture and help to bring back Godly values. The first thing that he did was to gather all the people of Israel, small and great, and have the religious leaders teach them the laws of God. Part of the reason the people did contrary to the word of God is because they did not know the word of God.
The second thing King Josiah did after he taught them the word of God was to have those present make a commitment to keep the laws of God. Without a commitment to change, typically no change takes place. The final thing that King Josiah did was that he purged the land of all iniquity. He did that by cutting down all Baal altars and destroying the priests of Baal. All this was done to remove out of sight anything that could cause them to go back to a backsliding state. The same way that Josiah made a difference, God expects you to do the same wherever you have a voice.
Make a difference by teaching the word of God or sharing your testimony. In addition, lead others into a commitment to follow Christ and pray against any evil that prevails in your environment.
Lord, my aim is to influence my environment to serve you. Equip me with knowledge, wisdom and understanding to impart your word. In Jesus name, amen.
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