Jesus said that those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, shall be filled. This statement implies that there are some who DO NOT hunger and thirst for righteousness. Those with no hunger or thirst have no desire to know the truth. They can have the truth shoved down their throats, but they will refuse it because of a lack of desire for it. As the saying goes; you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink. But, may I add, you CAN salt his oats.
Jesus said that we are salt of the earth. Is it not a bit interesting that salt stimulates thirst? As we present the truth of God's Word to others, our saltiness can and will bring others to a point of wanting what we have to offer. Jesus did not have to say a word to arouse a sincere curiosity in Pontius Pilate as to what the truth is. Everything Jesus did spoke volumes to those with ears to hear and eyes to see. Sometimes our greatest witness is not the words we say but rather the way we live our lives.
Jesus said that as long as He was in the world; He was the light of the world. Jesus also told His disciples that they were the light of the world and city on a hill. Philippians 2 tells us that we are to shine as lights in the crooked and perverted world in which we live. In 2 Corinthians 4:4, we see how this all works:
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
King James Version
The god of this world (who is darkness) blinds the minds of them who believe not. Why does he do this? Lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ should sine unto them, that's why. The god of this world will do anything to prevent or hinder a person being able to receive and see the glorious light of the gospel of Christ. As he blinds people, he persuades them that they have no desire to hear or know the truth. But, the god of this world cannot stop the glorious light of the gospel of Christ from shining unto those we see and talk to daily.
Our job is to salt the oats by speaking the truth in love and to shine as lights in this world. Those who thirst for righteousness and are looking for the light to lead them out of darkness, will respond to our message and will break free from the yoke of bondage this world binds people up with. Speak and truth in love and crank up the light of glorious gospel of Christ in your life. This represents the simplicity of what it takes to be Ambassadors for Christ and witnesses of and for our Lord Jesus.
Excellent message Kirk!
No doubt that we shouldn't forget the salt of the earth.
Be blessed forever