Matthew 5:13 - 16
ESV - 13 You 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. 14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
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Jesus used the concepts of salt and light a number of different times to refer to the role of His followers in the world. One example is found in Matthew 5:13: "You are the salt of the earth. But i...
Jesus told us many things in parables, for whoever believes is given the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven (Mathew 13 : 3; 10-58) The meaning of being the salt of the earth and the light of the world (Mathew 5: 13-16) is: Jesus commanded us to become a righteous man/woman, in order to have an eternal life.(Mathew 25: 31-46).
Salt has always been used as a preservative of meat. The word of God is referred to as meat and milk. It has been implied to be light. Without light we and planet earth could not grow, survive or sustain ourselves. This word of God is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. It leads us and guides us in all understanding of what we can not understand fully without that enlightenment from the scriptures. That is why God warns us that we are destroyed by the lack of knowledge and to search the scriptures day and night to study to show yourself approved of the Lord, because God's people are destroyed because of the lack of knowledge, not worldly knowledge, but spiritual knowledge. Hoses 4:6.
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