KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:14 ” Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid”.
We learnt in our previous study that among the many positive significances of light is that, light is a leader.
If we are the light of the world, then we must therefore lead in every positive pursuit of life. The new creation is endued with great potentials to excel. Many of us have not made use of it. The reason is ignorance and a wrong understanding of the gospel.
Please church, let us understand, we were not saved, only to be taken to heaven. Heaven is a result of our victorious life on *this earth*Rev 2:26 ” And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations”:
If it was not so, it would not have been necessary to be kept here. We would have been sent to heaven after our conversion in the first place. It is because of the evil, poverty, sicknesses, wickedness on this earth, that is why we are needed here. We were saved to reveal the glory of God in our lives here on this earth. (1st Peter 2:9).
The church must lead in the economies of the world. The fathers of the faith. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob were champions in that endeavour. Joseph through the power of the Spirit brought answers to a whole generation faced with famine and a total annihilation. His faith in God was not for his personal prosperity alone but a big answer to a daunting problem. Our societies, especially, third World countries are groping in serious economic crises. Christians in such lands must not only pray for an intervention but must seek God’s face for solutions to be given to them for the majority.
As a student, the born again Christian must be a leader in his academic program. This would be so, if you would ask the Lord to make you so, and also work hard to bring glory to God. What field of endeavour do you find yourself?. Strive to be the best in that place. Daniel was a stranger in a foreign land. He determined never to compromise his faith and defile himself (Daniel 1:8). As much as he was concerned, he sort to distinguish himself creditably. The bible said an excellent Spirit was in Daniel. (Daniel 6:3). He allowed his light to shine in that foreign country. He was preferred, and the name of his God was highly exalted because of him.. Daniel 6:26.
You are the light of the world. Decide to bring glory to the Lord by distinguishing yourself in your field of endeavour.
As light I have been made to shine and reveal the glory of my father. My life would forever reveal God’s glory in EVERYTHING I DO. I will lead in every life engagement.
Job 1:1, 3 ” There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east”.
Daniel 6:26 ” I make a decree, that in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and steadfast forever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end”.
The bible in one year.
Deuteronomy 21:1-22:30, Luke 9:51-10:12, Psalm 74:1-23, Proverb 12:11