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Mat 5: 13-16 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. 14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
A perpetual suffering is a suffering that will be in our life till we are in this earth with this body. Jesus our Lord calls us to be a light and salt to this world. This simply means He is calling us to display the testimony of Jesus Christ in our character as a light, which we received from the greater Light through Him. And He is also calling us to proclaim the testimony of Jesus Christ to those who are in darkness through our character, which is like adding taste to their dying life as a salt. When we are used as a light and/or as a salt, there is something that goes out of us in terms of our sacrifice. That sacrifice is the perpetual suffering in a life of a Christian. The intensity of this suffering depends on how much you want to burn for Him as a light and add taste like the salt. Based on this intensity, the Oil will be poured into you to withstand the sufferings. It is the power of God that manifest in you as a fuel and flavor, which will help in your testimony and character during the sufferings. Let us pray that we would live as a Christian and endure the suffering which is a sacrifice that is being poured out for the benefit of many in our lifetime.