2017-05-29 - The Light of the World
Our words are to be "helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." (Ephesians 4:29)
We are to be salt. Not for ourselves or to brag about our talents, but because we are the light of the world. (Matthew 5:14) We have to use our saltiness to be effective and not remain dormant or stale. It won't always be easy, but we are to be different from the world.
It is sad to see our friends go around the same merry-go-round and not get closer to their destiny. It's easy for us to be distracted or steered away from the Lord. May we discern right from almost right.
God, please help my friends see the good things You have planned for them. May they not be tricked into thinking their situation will never change. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.