Summary: WE ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD AND THE WORLD EXPECTS US TO GIVE THEM LIGHT AND NOT DARKNESS
OTHERS ARE WATCHING YOU
MAIN TEXT: MATHEW 5:16
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
You may not know the number of lives that has been changed positively or has remained unchanged through watching your lifestyle.
The scripture says, “You are the light of the world and the salt of the earth”. By implication, living a good lifestyle (i.e. Christ-like), goes a long way of directing well the people who are watching you (as their light). But the reverse is the case when your lifestyle is not like Christ.
Also, as a salt of the earth, you add taste or give meaning to their life. But when you fail to live up to expectation as a child of God (salt), they tend to despise your usefulness and the gospel of Christ you preach as God will not be glorified.
In other words, your life style is an indispensable instrument one can use to win souls for Christ. This is because people analyze what you preach through watching the interpretation your lifestyle gives to them. Therefore, they believe more in your message when it confirms with your actions (lifestyle).
Finally, try to examine your lifestyle on a daily basis for you are Christ’s ambassador on earth; the mirror people would look into to access their own lifestyles, and created to give God glory.
SHINE AS LIGHT TODAY AND PERMIT NO DARKNESS