Matthew 5:14, Philippians 2:15 NIV 2011
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.”
So that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.
Matthew and John quoted Jesus’ words when He taught the people. John 8:12, “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the World. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” As God’s servant on earth, both were God’s light to the Gentiles. Isaiah 42:6b, “ I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and light for the Gentiles…” Paul knew that salvation did not make anyone perfect. God wanted wholehearted devotion to shining His Light. Jesus’ Light shines in His faithful followers.
A text this morning led me to this passage. A dear friend asked me for prayer as she shared the Good News with her friend today and possibly another at dinner. That’s how God works in my life daily. I wait on Him and He opens the door then allows me go through it with Him. No, I’m far from perfect as was Paul. But spending time here with you all and Him guiding me is my favorite place of the day. I live to shine Jesus’ Light with you all!
How’s your light shining today?
Light switch on,