Matthew 5:13-16 “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
I Peter 2:9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light”
Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
The military’s tactical leaders are expected to be Humble, Approachable, and Credible (see https://prayatlunch.us/decided-edge/ for related thoughts). Christians are expected to embody these same values. Unfortunately, society often questions these characteristics and actively seeks to undermine them. As a military commander recently said: “There’s nothing humble about a selfie; there’s nothing approachable about anonymity; And, there’s nothing credible about a network that allows the loudest and most eccentric voices to drown out those of expertise and professionalism.”
While Christian values may be counter-cultural in our society and in a world dominated by social media, we must not conform to the environment around us. Instead, we are to cling to characteristics that are timeless and true from God’s Word. While sticking to such values may make us seem like peculiar people, our stand in this way can shew forth the praises of Him who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE LIGHT OF CHRIST TO PIERCE THE DARKNESS IN 2022! Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.