Manna For Today: Monday, May 9, 2016
Romans 12:2 – Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Too much assimilation and not enough differentiation is a danger to our ‘saltiness.’ Our difference is God’s design for us to light the world with His love.
In Matthew 5:13, Jesus says, “You are the salt of the earth.” Not ought to be, not should be or not could be; Jesus says, ‘you are…’
Salt was rubbed on meat in ancient times to keep it from spoiling, rotting or decaying; it was a preservative.
Jesus, in Matthew 5, is saying that in the midst of the ‘rotting and decaying’ world, my people will preserve and influence in a life-giving manner.
My friend, we are what is keeping this world from total godlessness. Our conformity to Him is the only barrier to the rot and decay of our culture or society.
Our differentiation versus assimilation into the world is a result of our transformation. Be ‘salty’ today by allowing your difference to make a difference.
Peace and blessings!