5 September 2016 Last updated at: 5:50 AM
Devotion: You are the light
Mat 5:14-16 ISV “You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can’t be hidden. People don’t light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before people in such a way that they will see your good actions and glorify your Father in heaven.”
As said in the scripture above We give light to the World. We believers demonstrate good works and actions to the whole World. But what differs with the others who are not believers is that they get all the glory for their actions whereas for us, people glorify the Father. Our focus is lead the world to the Father by the light in us. The focus is not us but the Father.
Jesus is the light. Joh 8:12 KJV* “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” Jesus is the Word of God(John 1:1). Therefore the Word is our light(Psalm 119:105). The Word of God who is a person carries Glory. When you see or hear the Word, you see and hear the glory of God. Joh 1:14 KJV* “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
When we take in the Word of God, we take in light . We are taking in the glory of God. The more we take of the Word, the more light and glory we take in. When we go out with this, we shine to the world. We show the world the light and the glory. We show them the way and source of this light and glory. We teach the world the Word of God so that they too can see the light. When we do this, they will glorify the God who is the source of our light.
They cannot glorify God if we havent testified to them about the source of our light. We need to tell them our source is the Father.
They will not glorify Him if they are still in sin. Sinners don’t glorify Our God. Sinners glorify their god. We need to win them to the Father.
For someone to give glory to God, it means they have heard about God otherwise they couldnt glorify someone who is unknown to them. We need to teach them about the Father.
Therefore, take in the Word, go out to the world. Show them light by ministering to them. Let them see the light and glory in you. Let them honour the source of glory who is reflected in you through His Word. God is honoured through our light.
I am the light to the world. I am the reflection of His light and glory. I shine through the Word in me. I show the world my good works and actions, demonstration of His power so that the world should glorify the Father through my light. In Jesus Name. Amen
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