Bible Ballistics: BBs #130 What Do They See???
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16.
What kind of light am I being today? A dim light? A burned out bulb? A light on a dimmer switch gone wild? A fluorescent light with a bad ballast (we all hate those)? Or am I being the reflection of the one I claim to love and serve?
How can we be light? Only when we belong to “the light of the world”! And as the old song says, ‘The Light of the World is Jesus”, and I’m so glad He is and that He has saved me and promised:
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12
Jesus is the light, we are to be the ‘mirrors’ of His light. What are you reflecting today? Jesus, or something dark? How can we reflect the light of Jesus? Only by having HIM within us! And when He is in us, then His Spirit is working His work—His light—in us, by the love of God.
Romans 5:5-6, “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. 6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”
Because Jesus paid the price for my sin and yours, we can have the indwelling Holy Spirit who shines HIS love in our hearts, so that we can reflect and share it with and before the world.
So??? Here’s our shot for today. Check your light source! Are we reflecting the ‘love of God’ to those around us? Or do they see our hormones, our bad memories, bad attitudes, or the wickedness of our culture? Much like our ‘computers’, what goes in will come out!!! What are we putting in our hearts? God’s Word? The World’s influence? You can choose, but let’s strive today to shine for Jesus like Paul desired for the believers in Philippians 2:15,
“That ye may be
the sons of God,
in the midst of a crooked
and perverse nation,
ye shine as lights in the world;“
Won’t you “Let your light
so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father
which is in heaven.”???