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"Salt Talk"

July 4, 2006

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"You are the salt of the earth." Matthew 5:13

What should be the distinctive role of Christians in a country that is free? As grateful children of our heavenly Father we want to thank Him for the countless blessings He has showered on us and the freedom we have to worship our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Lord, who gave His life for us, told us that we are to be "the salt of the earth." That applies not only to our private lives as individual Christians but also to our civic lives as Christian citizens. As salt, we help preserve the health of our nation, preventing corruption and moral decay and promoting integrity and justice.

How desperately our nation needs the salt of Christian witness! Dishonesty, greed, profanity, and sexual immorality are all around us. In concert with other God-fearing citizens we are to do all within our power to stop the corruption that threatens our land. Salt that is not applied is worthless. We are to pray, to speak, to give, to work diligently for our Lord, that many more may know His salvation.

PRAYER: God bless our native land! Firm may she ever stand. Amen.

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