In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 (NIV)
This is the last verse in this passage I’ve been memorising. It’s a pretty short verse but still powerful. It continues on from verse 14 where it takes the analogy about the lamp and personalises it, linking it directly to us as Christians. The light we have in us through Jesus and the love we have experienced personally motivates us to love and serve others which can often be seen by the good deeds we complete.
What’s crucial here is that our good deeds glorify God. This means that we must ensure that anything that we may receive as a result eg. compliments is redirected to our Father in heaven who deserves it all. Our actions should point back to God who is the reason why we do what we do. The glory doesn’t belong to us rather it’s for the one who created us.
Here’s the question I will answer going forward: How best can I let my light shine in the good deeds that I do so that God receives ALL the glory?
✞ Are You Really In?