Your Light Shine
your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify
your Father which is in heaven. Matt. 5:16
every soul born into Christ’s kingdom is given a solemn charge, Let
your light so shine before men that they, by seeing your good works, shall
glorify your Father which is in heaven. Pour forth upon your neighbors the
rich rays of light received from the Sun of Righteousness; flash upon your
friends in the world the bright gems of light and truth imparted to you abundantly
from the throne of God. This is trading upon the talents entrusted. Go on
from light to a greater light, catching more and more the bright beams from
the Sun of Righteousness, and shine more and more unto the perfect day.
does not bid the Christian to strive to shine, but just to let his light shine
in clear and distinct rays to the world. Do not blanket your light. Do not
sinfully withhold your light. Do not let the mist and fog and malaria of the
world put out your light. Do not hide it under a bed or under a bushel, but
set it on a candlestick, that it may give light to all that are in the house....God
bids you shine, penetrating the moral darkness of the world.
do not know what is the matter with them. They want light and see no ray.
They are calling for help and they hear no response. Shall doubt and unbelief
be perpetuated because I do not gather the divine rays of light from Jesus
Christ and let them shine forth to others? . . .
deep struggles of my own soul against temptations, the earnest longings of
my mind and heart to know God and Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour, and
to have assurance, peace, and rest in their love, lead me to desire every
day to be where the beams of the Sun of Righteousness can shine upon me. Without
this experience, I shall indeed meet with great loss, and all with whom I
associate will be affected by the loss of the light I ought to be receiving
from the Source of all light and comfort, and to be flashing into their pathway.
Shall I be indeed a light unto the world, or a shadow of darkness?
Devotional: Our Father Cares, pp. 110, 111.