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Summary: Too many Christians fail to appropriate the benefits, privileges and responsibilities of being salt and light. As a result, millions suffer because they continue to be spoiled by the world and its destrutive ways. Similarly, approximately 5.7 billion peop

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Benefits of Salt (Matt 5:13-16)

Too many Christians fail to appropriate the benefits, privileges and responsibilities of being salt and light. As a result, millions suffer because they continue to be spoiled by the world and its destrutive ways. Similarly, approximately 5.7 billion people are stumbling around blindly operating out of the kingdom of darkness. The following are several benefits of salt and light that need to be realized, reconsidered and utilized so that others can benefit from who we are in Christ.

Jesus said, "You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality) how can its saltness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works (moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble and good deeds) and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven." (Matt 5:13-16:Amplified)

Benefits of Salt:

1. Preserves

2. Purifies

3. Flavors

4. Penetrates

5. Melts Ice

6. Provides Traction

7. Works Quietly

8. Cleanses

9. Lingering Influence

10. Seasons in Many Ways

11. Creates Thirst

12. Provokes Interest

13. Distinguishes Identity

14. Adds Values

15. Holds Water

16. Irritates When Necessary

17. Heals

18. Covenant of Relationship (Numb 18:19)

19. Persists

20. Stings

21. Influences in many ways

22. Useful in numerous products

23. Inexpensive but valuable

24. Necessary for life

25. Synergistic with seasoning

26. Easily shows impurities

27. Use it or lose its effects

28. Available and Understandable

29. Inexpensive

30. Easy to procure

31. Universally Available

32. Trans-cultural

33. Works in all temperatures

34. Shows no bias

35. Stimulates hunger

36. Basic identity of believers

37. Impact not always understood

38. Historically enriched

39. Created by God

40. Inherent and done without effort

(a) Adapt to what has happened.

(b) Appreciate what you can learn from it.

(c) Accept the opportunities it presents. "Before I was paralyzed there were 10,000 things I could do; now there are 9,000. Should I focus on the 1,000 things I can’t do, or concentrate on the 9,000 ways in which life’s still good?" Rejoice, there’s purpose within your problem, and even greater purpose beyond it!

Benefits of Light (Matt 5:13-16)

1. Clarifies

2. Illuminates

3. Inspires

4. Disinfects

5. Reveals

6. Defeats the darkness

7. Reflects and Brightens

8. Shines fully and Freely

9. Chases the Shadows and Gloom

10. Provides Pathways and Guides

11. Stimulates and Motivates

12. Convicts

13. Provokes Action

14. Irritates Those in Darkness

15. Confirms Truth

16. Exposes Sin and Sickness

17. Warms and Assures of Safety

18. Displays truth and error

19. Warns of Danger

20. Provides Safety

21. Prevents Injury

22. Provides Vision

23. Gives Essential Vitamins

24. Affirms

25. Adds Renown

26. Facilitates Progress

27. Gives Life As Photosynthesis


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