77. Be the light of the world

The moment Adam and Eve sinned, they realised that they were naked. And the reason was that the glory of the Lord had departed from them. They weren't radiating His glory anymore. And therefore they saw for the first time that they were naked.

The other day I read the following Scriptures and in a moment I realised that when we accept Jesus into our lives, we are radiating His glory once again. We are once again decorated with His wonderful light. Please read them with me:

Jesus said the following to His disciples - "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden." Matthew 5:14

"For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light." Ephesians 5:8

"Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world." Philippians 2:14, 15

"You are all sons of the light and sons of the day." 1 Thessalonians 5:5

After these Scriptures I am sure you can agree with me that we are the light of the world. We are children of the light and we need to shine our lights in a crooked and perverse generation. It is our calling, our duty. We cannot hide away from our responsibility as the light of the world. We need to be God's representatives in every way. When light shines on a situation, the darkness cannot extinguish it. Darkness flees when light comes near. And that is why Romans 13:12 tells us to put on our armour of light:

"The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light."

We need to fight the enemy of darkness with our armour of light. We are sons of the Most High God, the One lighting up the sky. We cannot hide away behind our computers, we cannot hide away behind 'socially acceptable practices', we cannot hide away behind doubtful actions, we cannot hide behind false doctrine. The time has come to take a stand and be counted! We need to shine our light and draw lost people into the Kingdom of God. We cannot be compromisers anymore. We need to be just in our dealings and we need to be worthy representatives of our Father in Heaven. We cannot just do things because we feel cheated or because everyone is doing it. We need to take a stand. We are destined for so much more than this world can ever offer us. We are destined to walk in His footsteps and to change this world step by step. He has predestined us to be conformed into the image of His Son (Romans 8:29).

Take a step back today and look at your life, are you shining God's light or are you hiding His light under a basket? Make a conscious decision to throw the basket away and to shine brightly in a lost and vulnerable world.

Father thank you that Your glorious light was restored to us. Thank you that You entrusted us with it. We want to make a difference in this world and we want to expand Your Kingdom. Give us the wisdom and the courage to do just that. You are our Source, our Conqueror, our whole life. Amen

1 comment for “77. Be the light of the world”

  1. Gravatar of HenriHenri
    Posted Thursday, 17 November 2016 at 1:55:33 PM

    If we as christians in SA literally radiate Christ's love Matthew 5-14 will indeed become true and our country will be healed.

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