Let Your Light Shine

Monday, March 15, 2010 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Matthew 5:16, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."

Jesus wants people to see our light so that they can see our "good works" and experience the presence of God. Since it is the "goodness of God" that leads people to repentance (Rom. 2:4), we have an opportunity to lead people out of darkness by showing kindness and demonstrating to them a positive, fruitful life.

Let God's light shine through you today and everyday! To people in darkness, it will look like dawn.
Matthew 4:12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, He departed to Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: 15 “ The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: 16 The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.”

The Apostle Paul called us "Sons of Light" and of the "day." Everything about us should dispel darkness. (I Thess. 5:5)

Light speaks of all that pertains to God and godliness because God is light. We are cleansed by fellowshipping in the light. (1 John 1:5)

Light comes from the Word of God and the God of the Word.
Psalm 119:130, The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.
2 Peter 1:18 And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.19 And so we have the prophetic word confirmed,which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

When Jesus was on earth, He was the Light of the world.
John 8:12, Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
John 9:4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

When Jesus left the earth to return to heaven, He empowered the church to carry His light to the world.
Matt. 5:14 "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.

Today, and until Jesus returns, it is our assignment to shine our light and faithfully serve Christ
Philippians 2:14 Do all things without complaining and disputing, 15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.