KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:14 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid”.
Our Lord Jesus was born under the law and lived under the law (Galatians 4:4) yet, he introduced the life of the new man or the new creation. He lived out the life of the new man. He is our grand example.
Jesus is the light of the world. (John 8:12). He also described those who were to receive eternal life as the light of the world. (Matthew 5:14). “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden”. Light has so many positive significance.
- Light is a solution in every way.
- Light, on any problem means the answer.
- Light reveals all that is hidden.
- Light is a leader.
- Light shows the way.
In the light of all that is said about light, calling us the light of the world, places a great responsibility on us. . Well since he always told the truth, then it also suggests that we have every ability to function as true lights.
That is to lead, inspire, bless, and give answers to our world .. Our lives should be without crookedness and deception. .Philippians 2:15 ” 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”;
Dear child of God, Jesus says you are the light of the world. He even added that we must let our light shine so much that others would see our good works and give glory to God our Father” (Matthew 5:16). Please note this, We are not called to be lights, but rather we are lights by nature. This is what we are. Lights can always shine. Refuse to be insignificant in this life. You are a city set on a hill, you can’t be hidden. This implies there is no power that can suppress your glory. Say it boldly, ‘I am the light of the world, and I’m shinning’.
You should be an answer to the questions of many. You should be a unique example for all those who may be having difficulties about moral matters.
The second demand placed on us as lights is to lead in all aspects of positive pursuits of life. (To be continued)
I am the light of the world. This is my nature, and so I shine in a world of darkness. My presence in the society ward off all kinds of darkness. Darkness posed by sin, sicknesses and satanic activities and other challenges among men.
1 Peter 2:9 ” But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light”:
Ephesians 5:13” But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light”.