Matthew 5:13–16 (ESV)
Salt and Light
are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.
are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the
same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
without deeds are like salt that has become useless or like a light put under a basket. The words we speak in praise of our heavenly Father need the support of our deeds. Jesus wants us to witness by both words and deeds, even as God bears witness that He
is our Father when He calls us His children.
I pray: Lord Jesus, help me to be good salt and a shining light wherever I am. Amen.
Engelbrecht, E. A. (2009). The Lutheran Study Bible
(p. 1586). St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.