“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Being “Salt and Light” in Our Nation
a. Pray that God will continue to bless our nation with strong and steady growth of the national economy so that all citizens will be blessed. Pray for the equitable sharing of the wealth of this nation among all races.
b. Pray against the twin problems of badly formulated policies and prevalent corruption, both of which combine to adversely affect national economic growth.
c. Pray that the smaller and economically weaker communities will not be marginalised. In particular, pray that the rights and means of livelihood of the native people of Sabah and Sarawak, and the Orang Asli in West Malaysia will be legally recognised and safe-guarded, especially their land rights.
d. Pray that the church will take the lead in reaching out with concrete acts of love and compassion to the poor, including refugees and migrant workers, regardless of race or religion.
●Word of Exhortation For Today.
True Faith Is Active, Never Passive
But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar?
Is faith simply a frame of mind? Some see it that way — a passive attribute of a Christian waiting to see what God has in store for you: a promotion, cancer, depression, betrayal, blessing, wealth, or injustice.
They might say, “I’ll just wait to see what God is going to do for me and go with the flow.” But that’s foolish talk.
Here are some next steps you can take in your faith:
●Celebrate the lavish gift of grace. You were saved because Jesus absolutely loves you and wants you to be with him in Heaven. Celebrate that!
●Show your faith. Wedding rings don’t make people married, but they declare it in a visible way. In the same way, baptism isn’t the thing that will get you into Heaven, but it’s an act of obedience. (Jesus commanded us to be baptized and to baptize others.)
●Share your faith with the people around you.
Lord Jesus help me to confess my Faith