Matthew 5:16 – Verse of the Day 5/2/13
In the Old Testament, the prophets frequently proclaimed that God’s people would be a light to the world (for example, Isaiah 60:1-3). In the New Testament, this light emanates from Jesus (John 1:1-14) through his people. Here Jesus applies the Old Testament promise to the New Testament Church, commanding them to adorn the Gospel with their good works.
Although good works themselves are not the Gospel, they can make the Gospel attractive as a demonstration of a changed life. As you pray, ask the Lord to give you a desire to live for him in order to be a light to the world. Thank the Lord for the opportunity to be a part of the spread of the Gospel message.