Bible Reading: Matthew 5
Insight: “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Mat 5:16)
Insight one: Why should Christians shine on this world for the Lord? It is because what this dark world needs most is light, and Christ is the only true light in this world. The Lord Christ made us into this world is to let us shine for Him. Because of His new creation, we have already “been” the light in this world. We don’t need to work hard to become a “light”. Our responsibility is just to exert the function of the light.
Insight two: Do you know the main reason why people in this world do not easily believe in the Lord? They do not see living testimonies in Christians: They feel that if Christians are not as good as non-Christians regarding their behaviors, conversational attitudes, characters, and moral cultivations, then what is the purpose of believing in the Lord? Pray for the Holy Spirit to forgive our weakness and shortcomings, and forgive us for disgracing the name of the Lord. Pray that God will create in me a clean heart, renew a right spirit within me and live out the glorious beauty of the Lord Jesus.
Prayer: Lord of grace, thank You for entrusting us the mission of light. Please help me, so that in this chaotic era, I can be seen as lights in the world. I no longer want to be a hidden Christian, but proactively kindling the light of life for You and letting others see Your glory through me. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen!