The world expects Christians to consistently release salt to stop corruption and provide light to dispel the darkness that has plagued this world. God has given you a territory for this influence, which includes your family, school, workplace, friends, neighbours, church and community. You must be the model of Christ in that corner. Christians must brighten the corner where they are and not darken it. If someengage in corrupt practices, you must be different and remain a model. From our first Scripture reading, we identify a certain kind of youth. They were remnants. Whilst some people were taking off their clothes, the remnants were putting on their armour! You too can become a person who takes a stand for God.

The role of the Christian as salt and light in the world may be hindered or prevented if he or she thinks more about personal comfort rather than that which is pleasing to the Lord. We must be the light that illuminates the world and the salt that preserves and gives taste and godly virtues. In this era, where corruption is the order of the day, we must raise the banner of Christ on high. A missionary once said, “no matter how you may see a church to be corrupt, there are a number of these believers who maintain a righteous relationship with God; these are the people God calls “REMNANTS.” Are you a remnant? Can light go out in darkness? Can salt lose its taste in the pot of soup?