I have meditated on Matthew 5:13 for the past two days, and it is unfortunate to look back from May 2015 to this May, and see I lived a life contrary to what I know the word of God says. It reads “you 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.” I spent and entire year stagnant spiritually, on reserved fuel.
As I sit here, “no one, who puts their hand to the plow, lookING back, is fit for the kingdom of God”, rings in my ears. Serving the Kingdom and your old life simply does not work. Jesus tells the man in Luke 9:57-62 this.
I praise God for the grace and forgiveness that I possess as His son.
Every day, that is why it is imperative of us to repent and return to God. I see now that repentance alone does nothing, but keep you in your mess. The key to true repentance is to return and REVERENCE Him again.
When we do not reverence God, we put ourselves in a position where we are not used by Him. This is critical to understand because when we are not used by God, we hinder His ability to manifest through us on Earth to those surrounding us. I believe that is why Jesus tells his disciples to “let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven.” Matt 5:16 Our obedience guides the next person.
2 Tim 2:21 says that “if a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor sanctified and meet for the Master’s use and prepared unto every good work.” “Purge” means to rid yourself from all impurities. Once we do this we are now able to return (or begin) to be vessels for God. We are now sanctified, and perfect/prepared for God’s use.
2 Tim 2:26 says, “and that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.”
Let that sink in…
This scripture is baffling or kind of scary to meditate on. Before we repent and come to ourselves, we are captives of the devil. We are ensnared or trapped by him…. Luckily his traps we can get out of, for it says we can recover ourselves.
If you were looking at your life and you’re realizing that it is not you, you must quickly repent and return unto God! Not only is it imperative for your life, but it is vital for the lives of those around you as we are God’s vessels.
“choose you this day who you’re going to serve” Josh 24:15
As I had to; I urge you to.