Love God and Live Close to Him that Your Good Deeds will Inspire Others

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Happy Wednesday Saints.

Matthew 5:14-16 “YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, A TOWN BUILT ON A HILL CANNOT BE HIDDEN, NEITHER DO PEOPLE LIGHT A LAMP AND PUT IT UNDER A BOWL. INSTEAD, THEY PUT IT ON ITS STAND, AND IT GIVES LIGHT TO EVERYONE IN THE HOUSE. IN THE SAME WAY, LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE BEFORE OTHERS, THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD DEEDS AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN.”

IN THE SAME WAY that a town on a hill cannot be hidden – the Lord doesn’t want you to hide who you are in Christ.

IN THE SAME WAY that a lamp is placed on a stand so that it gives light to everyone in the house – the Lord wants you to be a light to EVERYONE in the world.

Notice that verse 16 says to “LET” your light shine before others. You don’t produce the light – you reflect it. It is CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY.

He is the vine, and we are branches. And as long as we maintain a close relationship with Him – we will bear much fruit. APART FROM HIM, WE CAN DO NOTHING.

But WITH HIM, we can do all things. LET Christ shine through you. LET Him empower you to DO GOOD DEEDS that others may SEE and GLORIFY YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN.

The Pharisees did religious works to be seen and praised by men. Their works were done for their own glory. But when our good deeds are inspired and empowered by Christ – God will be glorified. The giver of the light will be praised!

LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE before others. Live so close to the Lord that your good deeds will inspire others to embrace your faith and love God too.

Have a fantastic day. God bless and lots’a love,
Warren


Pastor Warren Retzlaff