Today's Devotion (Thursday)

Let It Shine

MATTHEW 5:13 -16

Key Verse:

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

B.E. Warren in one of his lyrics asserted: "Let your light so shine that the world may see how to come to Christ who will set them free; let its rays gleam bright when the darkness falls, till each sinful soul for the Saviour calls. Let your light so shine that its beams may reach every darkened soul, thus the gospel preach; let its brighteners shine till that endless day bursts upon our sight ne’er to pass away" Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in His Sermon on the Mount, taught some cardinal virtues of the Christian faith. He particularly described Christians as the salt of the earth and light of the world. By this, He taught Christians, through their conduct and lifestyle, to portray a pure life rooted in God’s precepts and be examples to others. This would make the world easier and sweeter for people to live in. As the light of the world, you should not hide your identity. You are to exhibit Christlike virtues, which should guide others in the proper and right way. Failure of a believer to live out the Christ in him would amount to hiding a lamp under a bushel. You must allow the light in you to shine to help people avoid taking bad decisions. This present world is full of darkness all over. People are groping in darkness; they need your light to guide them! Believers are duty-bound to lighten up the world. Relatives, friends, colleagues and neighbours are looking up to us as guiding light to lead the way for them to follow. With your Christlike living, consecration and commitment, you can help someone to be converted to Christ and save a precious soul from going to hell.

Thought for the day: God’s light shinning in darkness can never be dimmed.

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