We are only covering a few versus in part two because they really need to be mediated on and fully grasped and understood.
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has lost its taste (purpose) how can it be made salty?It is no longer good for anything, but to be thrown out and walked on by people (when the walkways are wet and slippery).” -ampliﬁed bible
We are the salt of the earth, salt enhances the ﬂavor in whatever it is that your eating. Its purpose is to make your food taste better. If the salt had no ﬂavor what would you do with it? Throw it out and not use it? Why would we use something that didn't serve its purpose? God created us for a purpose, and when we work with Him and follow Him for His plan for us, we are the best tasting salt there is. But when we fall from His grace and get lost in the way of the world, we are tasteless and useless. Christians should not blend in with others, we should stand out and bring attention and direction to His grace and goodness. When you take a bite of food with salt, the salt stands out and you can taste the ﬂavor of it rather than taste blandness. God doesn't want to us blend in with others, He wants us to stand out and show others who He is by the way we live and do things.
“You are the light of the world.” Jesus says we are to be the light of the world, we are not to be hidden but be like a house on a hilltop that all can see. When you need to go somewhere at night its hard to see and you can stumble or fall easier because you may not be able to see whats right in front of you. But when you turn the light on everything is visible and its much easier and safer to continue in whatever it is you were doing. For me, if I try to get something at night without turning the lights on, I step on kids toys which is incredibly painful (ever step on a lego?) and can simply be avoided by turning on the light. The light allows me to see an obstacle ahead and simply walk around it, it exposes the darkness and all things that could be hiding in it. Jesus is the light and we are to let Him shine through us so others can see His brightness, His love, His grace, His forgiveness, His everything. When people can look at our fruit and see how good it is, it can show them an insight as to who Jesus is, it can show them His light and eliminate the darkness in their lives. But when we hide it by staying away from others or simply not talking about God to the ones we love, its keeping others in the darkness. Currently, most of us are having to shelter in place, keeping us away from others and in a sense “hiding”. But thank God that during this time we can still be the light through our phones. We can still talk to people and show them how we are dealing with this time and when they see that we are not fearful, we are calm and at peace they can see Gods light shining through their phones and it shows them just how good Jesus really is. Christians can now more than ever share their light! People who dont know Jesus right now are probably terriﬁed, but us Christians can share with them how we stay calm and at peace during these times and share with them the good good news of Jesus and introduce them and literally help to eliminate the darkness thats surrounding them by being the light of the world!