You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Light exposes the truth so all can see. The truth of the gospel is we are sinners, we need a savior, Christ is our Savior, and eternal life is given to those who believe and trust in Jesus. Every person on earth needs to be exposed to this truth. We are not to hide the gospel, we are to shine it for all to see.
Light is meant to shine. We do not hide light in our homes, we use light to help see the truth. We also shine the light of the gospel so our friends, family, and neighbors can see the truth. The ultimate goal of shining the light of the truth is the glorification of God. As people see our good works through our relationship with Christ, they glorify God in heaven.
Be the salt that God desires you to be. Shine the light so others may see Jesus and be saved. You’ll be blessed if you do!
Commit to read these verses throughout this week. Commit to pray for your own spiritual condition so that you would grow in purity, peacefulness, and persistence in following Christ.
Seek an opportunity to shine the light and share the gospel this week. Seek an opportunity to invite someone to church.