“Ye are the light of the world. A city that that is set on an hill cannot be hid” – Matthew 5:14
LIGHT FOR NOW: The believer in Christ is meant to be a direction giver; a road pointer.
As a believer in Christ Jesus, you are to shine the light of the glorious gospel of Christ. This is to say that you are meant to be the light the world is searching for. The believer in Christ is meant to be a direction giver or a road pointer, which everyone around you is looking unto for direction. Your life is meant to shine and reflect the light that you are. You are now wired to outshine all your contemporaries; to be the head and not the tail; the first and not the last; above and not beneath. This can be found in Deuteronomy chapter 28 verse 13a. It reads, “And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shall not be beneath”. Also, Jesus said in John chapter 9 verse 5, “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world”. Before Jesus ascended into heaven, he said, “ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid” (Matthew 5:14). Then in verse 16, he said, “let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven”. This goes to prove that as believers in Christ, we are to go ahead and shine in the Lord; walking in the light of the gospel of Christ.
The Bible records in 1 John chapter 1 verse 7, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin”. We can only walk in the light as believers in Christ by coming together to fellowship. It is only by having fellowship one with another, that the light of God’s word permeates in us and we abound in the truth. The truth is a person and that person is Christ. Christ is not only light to us but also an example for us to follow. When you have the life of Christ in you, you have no other option than to shine. Christ had set up a pattern for us to follow as revealed in the gospel. He gave up His life, was crucified, buried and he resurrected to become a life-giving spirit. Therefore, there is need to renew the mind and come to the reality of what Christ has done for us, what He can do in us and through us.
INSTRUCTION: Shine the light of the glorious gospel of Christ.
PRAYER: Lord, I thank you for the privilege to shine the light of your glorious gospel, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: The truth is a person and that person is Christ.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: JOSHUA CHAPTER 14; EVENING: REVELATION CHAPTER 2