“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Matthew 5:16

In John 8:12 Jesus says, “I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.” Sun is the source of light and the moon reflects light from the sun to the earth. Jesus is our source of light and we are to reflect that light to others.

 Our lives are to reflect the mind and will of God. The light will expose that which is not truth, this is why Jesus tells us to follow Him, and why we are told to be holy, and why we are told to do His will and obey His commandments; we are the Jesus that people will see. They will base their thoughts about Jesus by the way that we conduct ourselves, or what kind of light we reflect.

If we understand that we are reflected light, then it helps us to see why we need to conduct ourselves as Christ’s followers. Also the further that we get away from the source of light, the dimmer our reflection will be. Understanding that we are reflected light should help us to understand why we need to diligently work to stay near to Jesus.

 It is the duty of the church to stand out, not for prominence sake but for the spreading of the gospel, for light into a dark world. Our light should be a light that is reflected from Jesus, back to Jesus. People need to know that we do what we do for the glory of God.

Garment of Praise

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