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Salt ~ A Devo

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aerial photo of boat on sea

Photo by Damon Hall on Pexels.com

I walked out of my South Florida home this morning and immediately realized that something was different. By the time I got to my car I was licking my lips. Salt. Through some strange atmospheric condition, the air was laden with salt from the Atlantic Ocean.

I drove all the way to church licking my lips and thinking about salt. Jesus told us we were to be salt and light to others (Matthew 5). It’s easy to know what being ‘light’ is, but how do I be salt? Salt melts snow. Salt seasons food.

Imagine my surprise when, during the service, the pastor zeroed in on Colossians 4 verses 5 and 6. “Be extraordinarily different from the world,” he said.

Considering the salt was on my lips, I believe God was reminding me about my speech. I silently thanked Him for reminding me to speak to everyone with grace and love. I looked around the church. It’s easy to be salt to other Christians. I need to be salt to every person I come in contact with. How delightful that He should remind me to be salt to others.

Memory verse:

Your speech should always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person. ~ Colossians 4:6 (HCSB)

Prayer Prompt:

Lord, help me to be salt in this world. Help me learn how to speak to others graciously and with your wisdom. Amen.

 

 

 

 

He is the Light

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I used to post what I call ScripturePictures every Wednesday.  This is where I take my photography and lay God’s glorious Scripture over it.  If you don’t mind, I’d like to get back to that practice every once in a while.  It’s a nice respite during the week and will help us to dwell on whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, and lovely …

Today’s ScripturePicture is John 12:46.  The subject is the Jupiter (FL) lighthouse.  Enjoy!

John 12-46 (617x800)

 

Jesus is the light that came into this world to remove the darkness.

As we begin to see evidence all around us of attitudes intolerable of the Christian, remember that the world likes the darkness and shuns the light because it illuminates their wrong doings.  We are in a war, my friends, but our enemies are not our neighbors. Our enemy is not flesh and blood at all.

Earlier in Chapter 12 John records Jesus saying, “While you have the light, believe in the light so that you may become sons of light.” ~ John 12:36

Stand strong, my fellow sons and daughters of light, because we will live with our Lord forever, in pure and glorious light. (See Rev. 21:23 and 22:5)