Light Up Your World
Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 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
In Matthew 5:14 Jesus said you’re the light of the world; meaning without you, those in your world—your sphere of contact will be in darkness. You’re to quell the works of darkness through your good works; the preaching of the Gospel. In the midst of the prevalent darkness in today’s world, Jesus said, “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).
The Bible says in Isaiah 9:2, “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.” God’s desire is for this prophecy to be fulfilled through you, as you shine the light of the Gospel to those around you who’re still in darkness. “How do I do this?” you might want to ask. First of all, you must pray for the salvation of the souls of men and women in your environment: you must haul back the forces of darkness through fervent prayer, and claim the souls of men into the Kingdom.
Secondly, you must share the Gospel with passion. Someone you share the Gospel with and lead to Christ today might just be the member of a gang of robbers or a terrorist group. By saving his soul, you’ve made the world a safer place. Never be intimidated by the evil and wickedness that’s seen in the world today. Don’t allow your heart to be troubled because of the activities of wicked and unreasonable men, for greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4). The Holy Spirit in you is infinitely more powerful than all the forces of wickedness in the world.
Therefore get passionate about the Kingdom. Light up your world for Jesus! Share the good news of His salvation with everyone around you. That’s the cure for the evil and wickedness in the world today:“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16).
I pray that the knowledge of your Gospel will increase around the world and that the hearts of men and women, young and old would be turned to the light and the salvation that’s in Christ Jesus. I pray that your truth will dawn in their hearts, causing them to become partakers of the grace that’s
in Christ Jesus. Amen!
Matthew 5:15-16; John 5:34-35
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: John 7:1-24; 1 Kings 15-17
2 Year Bible reading plan: Mark 10:32-45; Numbers 18