SALT & LIGHT, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 7/25/19 (Across my desk this morning.)
…your godly lives will speak to them without any words. They will be won over.” 1 Peter 3:1
Win Them By Your Actions
Oftentimes we try to “win” people over by telling them all about what we know or explain how they should act. We may have good intentions and really want to help people, but in reality, it’s our life of excellence and integrity that speaks to the hearts of others. In this particular Scripture, Peter is writing to women who received salvation after they were married and whose husbands were not yet believers, but the principle applies to every believer. The first thing people should notice about us is our love, patience, kindness, gentleness, strength and joy. People are going to know that we’re believers when we’re helping other people, meeting needs, and blessing people with our words and actions. We were created to make a difference in the lives of others through our love for them. True love is seen in our actions—giving our time, our money, an encouraging word. When you show love, you are showing God to the world.
So let your light shine, be fun to be with, be good-natured, be kind. You are the salt of the earth. Make people thirsty for what you have. Behind the scenes, pray for their salvation and be ready to share the message of the gospel when the time is right. Remember, actions speak louder than words. Be an example of God’s love so you can effectively win others to Him!
A Prayer for Today
“Father in heaven, thank You for Your kindness which leads people to repentance. Help me display Your characteristics of love and goodness so that others will turn to You. Thank You for choosing to use me. I surrender every area of my life to You. In Jesus’ Name.”
There are two sides to the same coin, the above is one side of the coin, the other side is the Salt & Light. the sharing of the Gospel. The Good News of GOD’s plan of redemption and restoration. Either without the other is of little value. So a few scriptures on both sides of the same coin of GOD’s TRUTH. St Paul taught: Let your speech at all times be gracious pleasant, seasoned with , so that you will know how to answer. Col.4:6. And: Jesus taught:” Matt.5:13-15…
So we, as the Disciples of Chriat Jesus are to make the real spiritual world to be more real and palatable with Holy Spirit salt and help keep folks from falling over themselves into hell by turning on the light of GOD…
Apostle Paul puts it this way: Rom.10:14-16
We each have the ability to share the GOOD NEWS of the Gospel of Christ Jesus where ever we walk. The preacher or messenger can be anyone who truly believes the message… It is Good News… It is deliverance from eternal darkness. I would share that with my worst enemy. GOD also does not want any to perish but HE also has to respect our free will. In this life time only we have the opportunity for real change and to be able to get ready to live with GOD, if we want to.
So thus the example of Christ Jesus and Sharing the Good News go together. If we live a holy life but do not share why then we receive GOD’s GLORY unto ourselves and that is very dangerous for the sin of pride. If we share the Gospel without the honest life of a repentant testimony then we are simply hypocrites or actors and probably will not make it. So if you talk about Jesus you need to walk it. And if you walk in the “WAY” then you need to be ready to share how to get there. Many long time Christians have never helped a soul find personal salvation. On that great day of God’s Judgment, the question will be, “WHY NOT???”
And of course there will be persecutions from the dark side, that is one of the proofs that you have the true Light of God, 2 Tim.3:12, Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. No persecution ???? somethings wrong.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<><
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