Others Praise Him Because of Our Deeds

Daily God Walk for Sunday, November 6, 2011

 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:16

 Jesus was just teaching about believers being the light. He told them, “You are the light of the world” (v14). Then he explained that people don’t hide a light under a bowl but they put it out so everyone can benefit from the light which shines.

It is in this context that He tells His followers to let their light shine before men. There is something we should notice here and it is this; Jesus is connecting our light shining with doing good deeds, and, it is the shining light of good deeds which causes mankind to give praise to Father God.

Often we have thought of the shining light being our testimony concerning Christ, and there is that application. Another application is our lifestyle. If our life is a reflection of the life of Christ then it becomes a light to the world. However, the primary application here is to the light being our good deeds.

We have an outreach in a mobile home park in our town. It began by just knocking on every door and sharing the love of Christ. After a few weeks of talking to people we threw a community hotdog picnic and invited everyone. In the weeks following the picnic we started a small group which meets in the club house every week.

What I have found interesting is that now as we are visiting people in the park they invite us in to talk with them. We are becoming their friends. Some of them have accepted Christ as their savior in our meetings.

These people are seeing the Christ, the light of the world, in the lives of those of us who are serving them every week. The result is that they are now praising God for the light which they are seeing, not only for the light in those of us who are ministering but also the light they are seeing in their own lives.

Some of the people we have been reaching are reading these words today because of the light they saw in other believers. Let your light so shine before men.

 Prayer: Thank you Lord for letting me be a light to the world.

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1 Response to “Others Praise Him Because of Our Deeds”

  1. 1 tomachfive November 6, 2011 at 3:23 am

    May the Light multiply thousandfold!

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