Let your light shine before others

How difficult it is to be in our homes and not have electricity or not even have a lamp to light it and put it in a place where our home illuminates, it is also difficult to drive and not have lights in the car (which is illegal) or that the street lamps are off. This must be very difficult and we all know it, since light is something essential to be able to shine in the midst of darkness. Who of us likes to live in darkness?

Jesus said:

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:14-16

The introductory text has been a way for us to understand what this passage that Jesus expressed means. The first thing is that Jesus says: “You are the light of the world.” In the same way that a light shines in our homes and in the city, we also shine in this world, in what way can we enlighten our society? We can do it through our works, through our actions, showing them the love of God.

We can not go around the world showing ourselves as equal people to non-believers, we must, with our acts, put on high the Word of God, that they understand that there is something different in us, something that can give them light, something that can bring them from the darkness to the light. We must think about this every moment of our short life, think and say: In what way can I shine in my society?

Something very important that we can also get out of here is: “Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house”. This means that if we are really the light of this world we can not be isolated, we can not be hidden where those who are in darkness can not see us, we have to be visible, expressing the Word of God with our actions and with our words.

Friends, let us light up in the midst of this world that is going downhill for sin and let our light shine before all, so that our good works may be seen, and everyone may glorify our Father who is in heaven, as our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 5:16.

10 thoughts on “Let your light shine before others

  • January 17, 2019 at 8:51 am
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    Friends, let us light up in the midst of this world that is going downhill for sin and let our light shine before all, so that our good works may be seen, and everyone may glorify our Father who is in heaven, as our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 5:16.
    It’s a fine explanation this of Minister today’s theme.
    For me it is very important being a light on this world and it is a challenge for me that my behaviour, my words or my actions reflecting that I have known to the Lord Jesus Christ. It is not easy, but I try to do my best so far, for God’s name do not be accursed for my fail, my guilt.
    God be glorify

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  • January 17, 2019 at 12:49 pm
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    Amen we must let our light shine so others can see Jesus Christ in us.
    Thank you God for every day you give me with out you i could not make it i praise you Lord for your mercy and grace Lord.thank you always. Amen

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  • January 17, 2019 at 12:54 pm
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    Amen thank you Jesus for the shining light in my life and in others we love this world and living among the people who light can be found seen for the world Jesus I love you father God bless you sweet Jesus for I long to be close to you for I need you every day minute of the hour my keeper saviour.

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  • January 17, 2019 at 1:19 pm
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    Thank you Jesus for giving me another day and thank you for everything you have given me in JESUS Name I Pray AMEN.

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  • January 17, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Something came to my heart telling me to download a bible in my phone..and I wasn’t feeling good the whole day and this verse healed me,ITS ABOUT LIGHT I feel like m born again”please father God keep me under your wings nd helps me to understand the bible word by word and share your messages to others and I will never forget to praise you where ever m I thank you JESUS AMEN”

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  • July 4, 2020 at 11:55 am
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    Thank you Jesus. AMEN. AMEN

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