Jesus told us we are the sale of the earth, and he tells us we are the light of the world, and we must let our light shine before all.
As Christians, how can we act like the salt of the earth and the light of the world, when Jesus said, “He who exalts himself will be humbled”?
Well, there are ways of being as nourishing as salt, and of shedding light, without being showoffs, and while giving the credit to others.
Above all, you must let people know that you are only one link in passing on the wisdom of the past. In Chapter Four of his first Letter to the Corinthians, verse seven, Paul said, “What have you that you have not received, and if you have received, why do you glory as though you hadn’t?”
Let me repeat. You are just one link in a long, long chain of good, learned people through whom God is channeling his wisdom into the world. By saying you are the light of the world and the salt of the earth, Jesus is saying you must not let down all your wonderful ancestors and teachers by being too lazy to behave like a reliable link in that long chain,