“. . . so that you may be faultless and innocent, children of God
without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation,
among whom you shine like stars in the sky.”
What Jesus does by the Spirit to those who trust in him does not so much give them the answer for this wicked world as it does make them the answer for this wicked world. Jesus makes us the light for mankind and the salt of the earth; he doesn’t just tell us about those things. It was because Paul understood this that he exhorted the saints to “walk worthy of the calling to which you were called” (Eph. 4:1).