25 words – Matthew 5:1-16

So today’s 25 words are from Matthew 5:14a and 16:

“You are the light of the world… let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

It’s part of the Sermon on the Mount, just after the Beatitudes. It is talking about the effect true Christians have on the world. The question for the day is

How are you endeavouring to be a ‘light’, to bring glory to God our Father?

which is a difficult question to answer without being proud.

I try, which is the best answer I can give.

I try to exhibit the fruit of the Spirit:

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)

I try to glorify God in the way I relate to my husband, keeping His commands on how I am to behave as Daryl’s wife:

22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Saviour. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. (Ephesians 5:22-24)

I try to glorify my merciful Heavenly Father by obeying especially to two greatest commands:

And he [Jesus] said to him [a Pharisee], “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)

I desire and try to make Him known to all people (at least, the people I know), for the sake of His holy name:

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

But most of all, I try not to fall into big “s” Sin – Rejecting God. I desire to obey Him in all aspects of my life, reading the Bible, praying to Him, and yearning to grow in knowledge and wisdom about Him. And I wait patiently (or not, in some cases) for Jesus’s return, for the day when I will be united with Him and all the faithful, and be privileged enough to look on His face. For,

20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen. (Revelation 22:20-21)


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