Salt & Light: Living As God's Representatives in the 21st Century
There has never been a book like the Bible. It is God's message to mankind. Between its pages, it contains the good, the bad, and the ugly. It tells the truth about the humanity of man and Deity of God. The Bible is our guide for truth and righteous living. It contains the words of life and death. The Bible takes us through the entire course of human history from creation to the cross to the culmination of time. It contains the words of eternal life found in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
The Bible has always been under attack. Kings have sought to disregard it. Governments have educated against it. Scholars have mocked it. And people in general have ignored it. But it still stands. God's Word will abide forever.
The Bible also contains prophecy. Today, we see signs of Biblical prophecy being fulfilled all around us. Just take a look. As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the last days. Jesus told us these words in Luke 17:26,27. In the days of Noah, the Bible records in Genesis 6 that the earth was filled with violence, that people's hearts continually dwelt upon evil and everyone did what was right in their own eyes. While there has always been sin on earth, think about how these descriptions of Noah's time have become more and more prevalent in twenty-first century culture. We are not called to run and hide. We are called to bring light and salt into the world of darkness.
Elijah faced such a world. He decided that God could use him to make a difference. One man and his God turned that world upside down. We have to step to the plate to confront the Ahabs of this world. It is time to get more serious and more committed than ever to God's work. One man and his God made a difference. It's up to us to stand up and be God's representatives.