Are You The Salt of the Earth?

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.   
13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:10-16, New King James Version)

Be Angry & Sin Not!

Ephesians 4:25-30 (English Standard Version)


 25Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you(A) speak the truth with his neighbor, for(B) we are members one of another. 26(C) Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27and(D) give no opportunity to the devil. 28Let the thief no longer steal, but rather(E) let him labor,(F) doing honest work with his own hands, so(G) that he may have something to share with anyone in need. 29(H) Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give(I) grace to those who hear. 30And(J) do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God,(K) by whom you were sealed for the day of(L) redemption.


Cross references:
  1. Ephesians 4:25 : Zech 8:16; Col 3:9; Ephesians 4:15
  2. Ephesians 4:25 : Rom 12:5
  3. Ephesians 4:26 : Psalm 37:8
  4. Ephesians 4:27 : James 4:7
  5. Ephesians 4:28 : Acts 20:35; Gal 6:10
  6. Ephesians 4:28 : 1 Thess 4:11; 2 Thess 3:8, 11, 12
  7. Ephesians 4:28 : Prov 21:26
  8. Ephesians 4:29 : Ephesians 5:4; Col 3:8; Matt 12:34
  9. Ephesians 4:29 : Col 4:6; Eccles 10:12
  10. Ephesians 4:30 : Isa 63:10; 1 Thess 5:19
  11. Ephesians 4:30 : Ephesians 1:13
  12. Ephesians 4:30 : Ephesians 1:7

English Standard Version (ESV)The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

Think on these things (Phil. 4:1-8)

Philippians 4:1-8 (New King James Version)

1 Therefore, my beloved and longed-for brethren, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, beloved.
Be United, Joyful, and in Prayer

2 I implore Euodia and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Meditate on These Things

8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.