Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Jesus said once before that He was the Light of the world (John 8:12), and in today's passage, He says that we are the light of the world. So, which is right? Is Jesus the Light of the world, or are we the light of the world? The answer is yes. Jesus is the Light of the world, drawing all men unto himself, and we are the light reflecting Jesus through our lives so that men are drawn to Him. Paul and Silas were in jail for preaching the gospel and being a light to the world. As they sang and prayed during their darkest time, the jailer sprang in with a light asking what He must do to be saved because God had intervened on their behalf. Although Paul and Silas were in a dark jail cell, they were still light to those around them, and even though they were going through a difficult time, they still allowed the Light of Jesus to shine through them. We are to be used as a vessel for the Light of Jesus to shine through us. Let your light shine so that others may be able to see Christ through your speech, life, and the way you handle certain situations.
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