14
Mar
15

PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIAN LIVING – LIGHT

“You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden.  No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:14-16

Light can be described as both a wavelength and energy.  The wavelength level in which light exists allows us to be able to perceive it with our human eyes.  As it is a wavelength, there is a certain amount of energy that it will produce.  This phenomena, which is the first thing God spoke into creation, is indeed fascinating.

It is interesting that when we are in the dark, if there is a single pinpoint of light somewhere that we can see, our eye will focus on that one point.  It is almost as if our mind has automatic wiring to cause us to focus on whatever light we can see in the darkness.  Jesus reiterated this point when He stated that a city sitting on a hill can’t be hidden.  This principle seems to be true in our physical world, and it seems to be true in the spiritual world, as well.

Jesus identified born-again believers as the light of the world.  The world, its system of operation, and all that it involves is sinful, evil and wicked.  However, the lives, testimonies and preaching of the disciples of Jesus Christ are intended to be little points of light in this dark world, that will attract the eyes of those around us who are lost in the darkness.  Not only should our lives, testimonies and words be attractive, but it should produce an energy, resulting in some sowing, some watering and some reaping of seeds.

When the power goes out in our homes, we gather flashlights and oil lamps for light.  We would be crazy to hide that light behind or under something!  How crazy is it for us to hide our spiritual light?  Let’s allow our testimonies and words to be seen openly by others for His glory!  

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