“You are the salt of the earth….You are the light of the world.” (Matthew 5:13-14 NLT)
After His list of blessings upon Kingdom Disciples, Jesus gets to the point of the Beatitudes. There is a point to what Jesus said.
Kingdom Disciples are blessed so that we will spread Kingdom Flavor across the earth. Kingdom Disciples are blessed so that we will shine Kingdom Light throughout the world. God’s Spirit calls out everywhere, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.”(Psalm 34:8) The earth needs our salt for taste. The world needs our light to see. The Lord is good and He wants us to make it known.
There is a point to our lives! We have been blessed with a purpose. God’s promise to His people: “I will bless you.” But He doesn’t stop there, His promise has purpose: “All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:2-3)
There is a point to God’s blessing. It’s a beautiful point.
As is my practice, I recently took a day to get away to be alone with Jesus. While walking and meditating upon the Beatitudes, a pleasant reminder came to my mind on the beauty of this point. Please click on this link for a one-minute video I made for you that day at Salt Point State Park on the coast of Northern California.
Question for reflection: We are to bless all the families of the earth. What would you put on the list of the Top 5 needs for the world’s families?
Kingdom prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You that there is a point to why we were born. Help us each recognize our unique part in Your purpose and follow You to its fulfillment. Amen.