August 15, 2022     8:39 am
317. Week of Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity - Monday
The salt of the earth
          You are the salt of the earth.   Mathew 5:13
          Salt keeps meat from decay and ruin, and makes it palatable. The Saviour has prepared and appointed His Christians to be the salt of the earth. They are to keep decaying and ruining mankind from eternal destruction, and to make God's children of them, in whom God takes delight. How and by what means are Christians to be the salt of the earth? By bearing witness of the Saviour in word and deed. Every one that believes in the Saviour should bear witness by word and deed that in Christ there is salvation and righteousness and true holiness. Every Christian should be a constant and active witness of mankind's only Saviour. This is the exalted and glorious calling of the Christians here on earth. The Saviour says this very distinctly. He says: "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its taste, how will it be made salty again?" The Saviour Himself no longer sojourns visibly on earth. Nor does He send His angels to do this. When Christians become unfit for their calling, when, instead of being the salt of the earth, they become seduced into imitating the ways of the world, then they are good for nothing; God will then cast them out to be trodden under foot by the world; they then become amalgamated with the Christless world and will perish with it. O Christian, be aware of your calling! See to it that on your part you be the salt of the earth!
          PRAYER: - Lord Jesus, I am Yours. And because I am Yours, I must be Your witness. And You have made me capable of doing this by giving me the Spirit of faith. Now help me, O Jesus, to rightly know my calling and to fulfil its duties sincerely and faithfully. And grant Your blessing that through my testimony men may be brought to a living faith in You. Guard me against losing my saltiness, like salt will, lest like it, I be cast away. Hear me, O Saviour! Amen.

Third Part : The Christian's Life and Death
August 15, 2022     8:39 am