Many people do not know how their individual behaviour affects their environment. In America, there is a remote area where all residents look out for each other and, in turn, they became filters against intruders. When you watch such things on TV, you can be shocked, but when you look at things in a broader way, you can understand why people come to such extremes. Similarly in remote villages of Africa, people used to live with their doors open. They could go hunting or work in the farm all day, everyone in the village knew how to get into their home, but nothing was ever stolen. My brother, my sister, God gave you a land to possess, how do you behave in this land? (Deteuronomy 4:5-6).
Today, let’s understand that our environment is our nation. You see, a nation is comprised of its regions, its families and its individuals. And you are one of those individuals. So, imagine a nation where individuals have a great relationship with God. That nation would automatically be a great nation. Now, let’s look at this in regards to the body of Christ. As a member of your church, Jesus did not call you along with the others, and He wants you to be His ambassador individually. But to do so, you must first become his servant, a disciple He can use anytime, anywhere, whenever He wants. In other words, individually, every Christian needs to understand the importance of his role in this world. The Bible says we are the saltof the earth (Matthew 5:13). So to preserve or give taste to people’s lives, just as salt preserves and gives taste to food, we must always be ready to teach the world how to have true lasting peace, one that comes from Christ (John 14:27).
Today, many Christians behave, speak and do things that clearly show that their salt has lost its taste. That is the reason why peace has deserted many of our assemblies, while the Bibles says: “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). My friend, the Lord is counting on every one of us individually, and He expects us to have a personal and intimate relationship with Him to empower us, so that we can be used as the salt in our environment (family, friends, our local church, our nation). Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.