Bible Ballistics: “BBs”   #25

I pray that you’re having a blessed week.  I have been struggling during these weeks with something that I’d like to share today. ‘Holiness’ in us, in our lives, in our world.

Matthew 5:13-14 says, “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted…….. 14 Ye are the light of the world…….” 

We are called to be SALT and LIGHT. Salt and light— preserving righteousness and shining the light of Jesus to the world.   It grieves my heart to hear and see all the crude, rude and questionable language around me, but when I hear it, and see it written all over the internet by my brothers and sisters who claim the name of Jesus I am overwhelmed. What compels us to behave as crudely in our language as the world?  Can that same vulgar language, references to body parts, body functions, and immorality, bring any glory to our Lord.  Are we being salt or light to the world around us?  Where is the ‘difference’, the holiness? The Jesus?

Ephesians 1:4, “….According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Holy and without blame

 before the world?

 Before GOD?

Does my language bring glory or shame to my Jesus?  Are my actions every day those which honor Jesus?  Oh, I want to be found faithful.  Obedience is the evidence that I love Him.

Are my words ‘holy’ or ‘harmful’?

 John 14:15, “If ye love me keep my commandments.”

How about YOU?

So???  Here’s our shot for the day!!  To be ‘Holy’ in word and deed– a glory to the Lord I claim to love and serve?

So???  Jesus is coming soon. Oh, to be found blameless before HIM?