Topic: Be The Light In The Darkness
Author: Pastor Abraham David
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 5:14-16 KJV
Being a child of God is the best thing that could ever happen to anyone, it’s a thing of joy, and pride. Knowing that one is a child of the most high God always inspires confidence in the person. But as a child of God, a Christian, you need to make the decision to be the light in the darkness.
Every where you go today, you see darkness, people engaging in the works of darkness; but the Bible tells us that we are light, Jesus Himself calls us the light of the world, and that is who we really are; but everyone of us needs to understand something: light doesn’t shine until it is put on and allowed to shine. You are a Christian because you have the light of God, the light of the world who is Jesus Christ in you, but for this light to shine, you must turn the switch on, and the switch that would turn it on is your decision to be the difference the world sees, to be light everywhere you go, revealing Christ, and bringing men out of darkness through your character, words, and actions.
Don’t join the world to do wrong, don’t join those who are close to you to do wrong; it doesn’t matter how many people around you and far from you choose to do wrongly as a way of life, don’t join them, be different and let men see that you belong to Christ. The good life, the life of righteousness that you live is what makes you the Christian who shines as light in the darkness.
You don’t have to struggle to live life that is different from the rest of the world, because for every true Christian, living right, and doing righteousness should be more easier than doing unrighteousness. Many people today live on the wrong side of life and don’t even care, you don’t have to be one of them; the Bible says, “that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world” –
Philippians 2:15 KJV.
If you are a child of God, let all men know you are a real child of God; if you are a child of the devil, let all men know you belong to the devil. The scripture says in 1 John 1:6-7, “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” Are you a real child of God? Let your life show it. Be the difference maker, the light that’s put on a candle stick giving light to everyone in the house.
I am a child of God, and the Lord has made me the light of the world, therefore, I am shining as light everywhere I go, my way of life and everything about me proves to the world that I am different, because by my way of life, men know that I belong to Christ.
Proverbs 4:18; 1 Peter 2:12; Hebrews 9:4.