The city on the hill

Many Christians look toward the elections in hopes that a conservative president is put in office who can “fix” things. Is that what the first century Christians did with the Roman government? “Oh I sure hope we get a conservative Caesar so life will be good again.” No, they were a light to a very dark world. We should be the same way!  How you ask?

Start at home and instill godly principles in your children. Teach them what is really an abomination to God! You might be surprised at just how brainwashed your child is with concepts like tolerance and diversity. Also, teach them the godly principle of work! We need to be reminded in this country that God expects men to work – not stand around waiting on handouts.

We can tell Hollywood enough is enough. By turning off the television and boycotting immoral movies Christians can, in essence, speak Hollywood’s language – the language of money. Don’t complain about how bad things are if you or your children are plugged into “Glee” or the “Kardashians.”

We can set a real Christian example in the office/school. When bad language or unethical behavior is practiced, we can let people know that it is wrong and we won’t just turn a blind eye (or ear).

We can spread the truth in love regarding sin. Pulpits have grown cold over the reality of sin, and many of our neighbors are “comfortable” in their sinful lifestyle. We should make them uncomfortable in an effort to save their souls.

We can teach our friends and our neighbors the truth about when life begins and try to curb abortion in our nation.

We can use our local congregations for much more than just internal edification – we can actually use it as a foundation for community outreach and tell people about Jesus.

In other words, we can do what we should be doing in the first place – be a light on a hill. If we really are the salt of the earth, then let’s show the world.

During football games the team comes together and huddles up to call the play. How would it feel if the team called the play and then went and sat on the bench? Well, every Sunday we come together and call the play, then we go back and sit on the bench. It’s time to execute the play and score.

Matthew 5:14-16: “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”

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