How To Make A Difference In The World

To say the world has changed, would be a gross understatement. Morally, there are things that are acceptable today that simply weren’t acceptable years ago. And, even many Christians aren’t attending worship as often as Christians did years ago.
So, with the world not as interested in spiritual things and, slipping morally, what should the Christian and the church do? Unfortunately, we have done what we often do… we have started throwing stones at the world. And, don’t misunderstand me… there are issues that concern me. However, we aren’t going to get much accomplished by throwing stones.
Jesus said that as Christians, we are to be “the salt of the earth and the light of the world” (Matt. 5:13-14). Salt was a preservative in the ancient world and light dispelled he darkness so, the Christian is to make a positive difference in the world.
But how do we do that? We don’t do it by throwing stones. We don’t do it by hitting someone with our Bible. We do it by living for Jesus in the world. Ok, what does that mean?
It means living lives of purity.
It means being honest.
It means, encouraging others.
It means helping others.
It DOES NOT mean judging others.
It DOES NOT mean judging people based on how they dress or look.
Bottom line; if Jesus were on earth today, what would He do? From reading the gospels, Jesus would love and forgive and encourage and heal.
Jesus told the woman caught in the act of adultery, “Go and sin no more.” That’s what we should do as well.
Let’s make a POSITIVE difference in the world. Let’s be “the salt of the earth and the light of the world.”

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