BMS Updates

Verse of the Day (July 30, 2020)

Verse of the Day (July 30, 2020) #BMSeminary – {vv. 13-16} The point of both metaphors is that Jesus’ followers should positively impact the world. While salt was used for various purposes in Jesus’ day, its preservative power is probably the point of the comparison here. After the countercultural beatitudes, the salt and light sayings remind Jesus’ followers not to isolate themselves from other people but to model discipleship in the midst of a fallen world. This verse does not contradict 6:1-4 because the point here of others seeing “your good deeds” is that they “glorify your Father in heaven,” not that they praise you. Here Jesus’ main point is about the result of one’s actions; in 6:1-4 it is more about one’s purpose. [Zondervan Study Bible]


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