Salt and Light - Mike Erre

Mike explores Jesus’s teaching about being the “salt of the earth” and the “light of the world” (Matthew 5:13-16) and explains what it meant to His Jewish followers, and what it means to us today. To Jesus’s Jewish followers well-versed in Jewish scripture, salt was a picture of covenant. By calling His followers salt and light, He asks them to be a picture of the fulfillment of the covenant to Israel and to the world. He gives them an identity and a vocation that are inseparable. This call to be a living representation of the covenant has been passed on to us today. We believe it, but we don’t live like it’s true. Instead we treat it as an activity we can engage in instead of a whole posture of living. Jesus calls us to be salt and light where we are—to be different from the world yet connected to it—in order to influence it. Are we reflecting the covenant?

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Posted on May 21, 2017 and filed under teaching.