Take some time to read 2 Corinthians 4:1-18.
We connect it to what Jesus says in Matthew 5:13-15:
‘You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.
‘You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
Questions to consider:
At what point was this in Jesus' life and ministry?
Who was present for this teaching? Where did this take place? How might that affect how we interpret this?
What was Jesus' teaching immediately before and after? How might that affect how we interpret this?
How does one passage help interpret the other? Does it change your reading to hear the two together?
What other Biblical passages come to mind?
How are we called to live?
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