Thursday 18 April 2024

Around the Year With Emmet Fox #essentialsofrec #Spiritual #Emmet


Read Matthew 5 13-16 (posted below in italics)
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.

In the fifth chapter of Matthew are recorded some of the most powerful pronouncements of Jesus.
Ye are the sale of the earth...Ye are the light of the world (Matthew 5:13-14).

It is possible, and, in fact, only too easy, to accept these vital principles as being true; to love the beauty in them; and yet not to put them insistently into practice in one's own life; but this is a perilous attitude, for in that case the salt has lost its savor, and is good for nothing but to be case out and trodden underfoot.

If you make every effort to practice the teachings of Jesus in every department of your own daily life; if you seek systematically to destroy in yourself selfishness, pride, vanity, sensuality, self-righteousness, jealousy, self-pity, resentment, condemnation, and so forth - not feeding or nourishing them by giving in to them; if you extend the right thought loyally to every person within our ken, then you are worthy to be called the salt of the earth.

If you truly life this life, then not only will you make you own demonstration, in the quickest possible time, but you will be, in a very positive sense, a healing and illumining influence on all around you. You will be a blessing to men and women in remote places and times, men and women of whom you have never heard, and who will never hear of you - a light of the world.
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