Here’s one cold truth: We believers are the Bible that unbelievers read!
Unbelievers obviously don’t bother to read the Bible. But they do read us as they interact with us everyday. So you and I who do read the Bible ought to be mirrors of what we read in the Bible, so that through us they may see Christ and believe in Him too.
Here are a couple of powerful texts:
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” (Matthew 5:13, NIV)
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 3:17, KJV)
When a person gets saved, the salt of God is deposited in him, for the purpose of making him into salt. As the believer becomes salt, God can use him or her to ‘salten’ other people.
In the second text, Apostle Paul tells us what happens to us as a result of the salt of God being deposited in us: We begin to be transformed into the likeness of Him – meaning into His glory, so that when we look into a mirror, what we see is the glory of God!
So brethren, knowing what we carry within us, and what we are expected to look like, we must always be ready to affect the unbelievers around us for the better! Be always ready for the salt of God in you to rub off on others and transform their lives to God’s glory!
One of the ways the salt of God is deposited in us is by studying His word. As we read His word and take it in, then set out to live according to it, His salt flows from His word into us, thus transfroming us into people who now behave as He would if He were us. This ‘new us’ is what people ought to read as they interact with us, and see Him in whose likeness we are being transformed.
So brethrem, undersdtand who you are in Christ, and let this knowledge always be at the forefront of your mind as you interact with people, so that you may be mindful to always be a faithful representative of Him who has called you.
Be mindful of your saltiness! Guard it ferociously, and be always striving to grow its potency!