"Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe."
The way we live our lives may look pretty similar to our neighbors or co-workers when life is manageable. But when things are hard and we choose to die to our selfish ambition or our anxious controlling, when we love our enemies – then we stand out and shine like Christ, to God’s glory. The only way we can do that is to be a sapling of the One who took the form of a bondservant and humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death. We need the rays of the Son – the light of Jesus – to display us in our full glory, making us lights in the world. You’re going to shine for someone; let it be for Jesus!
Matthew 5:13-16, 43-48
"...let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16)
Bible In A Year
- Jeremiah 41-42
- Psalm 122
- 1 Corinthians 16