The Gospels – The Gospel According to Matthew
Warning to believers
He went further Matthew 5:13-16 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Those who adhere to the Laws of God are the best of mankind. Because of their closeness to spiritual heights they will be given abilities which only they can have. These abilities sets them apart and allow them to accomplish great things among men. People are meant to take notice of such men who are meant to be examples for all mankind. God accomplishes great deeds through them and men are to learn to recognise God through their actions. Through their activities, these gifted ones are to bring men to God. Men will come to see the greatness of God through them.
Such people should also proclaim God boldly. They should never hide their talents. They should be conscious of it and use it for the benefit of mankind while at the same time recognising that all blessings come from God. There is also a note of warning to these blessed ones. They must exert themselves to maintain their positions. The slightest deviation from a continued adherence to the Laws of God will lead to a downfall, whereby they lose all that they were privy to. They lose all their privileges and they no longer stand before mankind as examples.
In fact they become useless with no more role to play in the further upliftment of mankind. Such people will be cast out.