Our Lord Jesus entrusts us with the mission of being the salt and light of the world. It is our responsibility to reflect the grace of God and God’s kind of love in our communities. Without it, the world becomes a dark, cold, and cruel place. Anyone who does not walk in God’s love is channeling some form of selfishness. And selfishness breeds greed and lust, which corrupts the soul. Selfishness will eventually lead to wickedness. So, if we are to escape the evils and perils of a wicked world, we need you to step up to the challenge. You have to light up your community.
It has been said that for evil people to accomplish their purpose it is only necessary that good people should do nothing. For all its religiosity, Nigeria is a place where nobody seems to care about justice or righteousness. There are only two ways to prevail: money or power. In other words, to thrive in that country, you have to bribe your way through or leverage your connection to a higher authority. It makes no difference whether you are correct or not. Just bring power. In a country where justice, mercy, and love are not used to checkmate power. Everything turns into a dogfight.
Psalm 125:3 (ESV) says, “for the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous stretch out their hands to do wrong.” It is hard for people to live a righteous life when righteous people are not in positions of authority. The biggest businesses in your city should be run by righteous people. Let us fill every political office with a righteous person. Are you going to become the light of your world or not? God has empowered you to break the bonds of wickedness in your world. You have to operate at the highest levels in your community.