Our theme verse this month comes from Jesus and His Sermon on the Mount, when He said:
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”(Matthew 5:16)
Jesus was a master at giving illustrations using everyday items that people could relate to in order to make His point. When He says “In the same way…” we need to back up a couple of verses to fully understand His point:
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”(Matthew 5:13-16)
In Jesus’ day, salt was incredibly important, as it was used to purify sacrifices and preserve food. Everybody understood that if the salt was no longer salty, it was worthless. In the same way, if a person put their lamp under a bowl, it was useless. So, when Jesus said,“You are the salt of the earth” and “You are the light of the world” it was a powerful statement about how His followers were to live out His Kingdom values.
And this month’s Box of Blessings is all about living out Kingdom values. Let’s take a look at the wonderful items inside that will surely bless you or anyone you are seeking to encourage:
Included In This Month’s Box of Blessings:
Kingdom Values: Character Over Chaos by Dr. Tony Evans
Helpful Guides for Family Relationships booklet by Coach Mike Gottfried