We need to get serious about lighting up our world. This is a very sacred duty that requires much thoughtfulness. You have been tasked with steering us towards a better future. It is time to figure out how best to pursue this assignment. Your world is subject to several influences, and your failure to be a positive influence will have a disastrous outcome. You need to be associated with doing what is right. You do it in such a manner that other people can see the good works that you do, and as a result they will praise your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16).
It has been said that for evil men to accomplish their purpose it is only necessary that good men should do nothing. It is no good to retreat from the larger society and cluster in smaller groups, quarantined from the world. Many followers of Jesus in the modern world seem content to retreat behind the walls of their church. This is not the best policy, and it is an action that contradicts the sacred scriptures. Apostle Paul wrote about how impractical it would be to ignore the world (1 Corinthians 15: 9 – 13). Christians are to be equipped in church so that they can function and bear fruit in the world. Failure to do this is an invitation for evil to prevail.
We need to see your good works so that we will praise your God. There are so many things you can do in your capacity as the salt and light of the world. The world is lost and in need of guidance, awaiting the emergence of the watchman. Some of the biggest problems in the world today include spiritual emptiness, poverty, hunger, diseases, and illiteracy. By the grace of God, we know that you have answers and solutions to all of these problems. For example, you can help people overcome spiritual emptiness through bible-based discipleship. There is nothing else that can satisfy a sense of purpose. It is time to step up. May the Lord be able to depend upon you in your day.