Story of the day: Are you Sodium, Chloride, or both?
Chemicals by themselves can be dangerous by themselves. But when mixed with other chemicals, can be used for our common every day living. Take Sodium for instance,
Sodium is an extremely active element found naturally only in combined form; it always links itself to another element. Chlorine, on the other hand, is the poisonous gas that gives bleach its offensive odor. When sodium and chlorine are combined, the result is sodium chloride–common table salt–the substance we use to preserve meat and bring out its flavor.
Love and truth can be like sodium and chlorine. Love without truth is flighty, sometimes blind, willing to combine with various doctrines. On the other hand, truth by itself can be offensive, sometimes even poisonous. Spoken without love, it can turn people away from the gospel.
When truth and love are combined in an individual or a church, however, then we have what Jesus called, “the salt of the earth,” and we’re able to preserve and bring out the beauty of our faith. [Larson, Craig. 2007. 750 Engaging Illustration for preachers, teachers, and writers. Baker Books Publishing. p.593.]
Quote of the day: Martin Luther
“Peace, if possible, but the truth at any rate.”
Bible verse of the day: Matthew 5:13a (NKJV)
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses flavor, how shall it be seasoned?”
Dear Heavenly Father,
I pray to always use Your truth and love that is dwelling deep within to be the salt of the earth, reaching those that don’t know You as their Lord and Saviour. Father bless this day as I meet people who I don’t know and witness to those around me, through Your Grace, Love, and Mercy. Provide me with Your Words of Wisdom that anything that comes from my mouth, honors and blesses Your Holy Name. Today I pray for those that are needing rest, those that are needing to be lifted because of things that may be happening in their life, and I pray for lives to be saved, changed, and restored all for Your Glory! I thank You for this blessed day.
In Jesus Name I pray,