Matthew 5: 13-16.
|The call to the Old Testament people of God had always been that they were to be those who would represent God’s plan for the whole world. They would be different not for the sake of difference, but that they might reveal God’s plan for the whole world. It’s no surprise that when Jesus begins His sermon outlining how people of this new kingdom will live, He begins by establishing their identity. So when He announces that these disciples of the kingdom are salt and light, He is urging them to see themselves differently.
This life we have received is lived out in the midst of a culture that has decided it wants to live a different way, one that largely lives without any reference to God.
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