Light of the World


Reposted from Turning Point

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

Physically speaking, there is one light of our world—the giant star we call the sun. The sun is so dominant in the life of planet earth that it was worshiped by some ancient cultures. In the third millennium B.C., the Egyptians worshiped Ra, the god of the sun, from whom all life was supposed to have originated.

Jesus’ words about the light of the world were radically different. He told His disciples that they were the light of the world. But instead of the world worshiping His disciples as some sort of divine light, the disciples’ light had a singular focus: to reveal the glory of God. And there was another unique slant on this spiritual light: It was not the disciples themselves but their good works that would cause the world to focus on God. Just as John the Baptist came “to bear witness of the Light” which is Christ, “that all through [John] might believe” (John 1:7), so we are to bear witness to the reality, love, and grace of God by our good works done in His name.

Think about that today: You, and your Christlike actions, can cause someone to see the reality of God. Pray that your light will reveal God’s glory.

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