Daily Bread 1-22-18
The Sermon on the mount(cont'd)
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
ref. - 1P 2:12 - Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Jn 15:8 - Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
As we become servants of God through Jesus Christ we will all stand out in society. Not in looks or stature, but in our personalities and our attitudes. It is by our actions and our testimonies that we will be known. We will be seen by society as different, nut much more we will be seen by our own household and family as changed people as well. It has been said that if you don't want to be convicted of doing something wrong there is one sure fire way to avoid it; don't do something wrong. So, you see, today the Christian people are being watched and examined more than ever before. As the world tries to create it's own version of peace it becomes more and more filled with turmoil. We, as purified children of God, will stand out whether we like it or not. We are made to stand out to be a good example for those who follow that light. We are made a beacon in the night for those who are lost in this world and our thoughts and intentions must be pure. If the naysayers and the evildoers don't have anything to talk about they will surely make something up. But have no fear, children of the most high God, your good works will overshadow anything that the enemy can make up. One day, when the sons of the enemy are tired of the fight, they will finally see, through our example, what peace really is. And they will flow to it. In this we will stand out as good examples of the Spirit of God and, in turn, many others will glorify God and find their way! Be that light that God put in you and call on him to lead and guide you today. Sanctify your lives in the name of Jesus Christ and be filled with the light that cannot be put out!! Be filled with the Holy Spirit and shine!!!! Have a great day!!!!