Today's Verse: Matthew 5:16

Thursday, May 16, 2024

In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
— Matthew 5:16
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

As Christians, we are not called to isolate ourselves from culture. We are not called to be hermits detached from the lost world around us. Instead, we are to recognize that we are in this world of darkness to live as light — not as little candles tucked away in some inner bedroom, but as bright lights set on their stands so all can see their light. As Jesus' disciples, we are called to be a city on a hill whose lights can't be hidden. Of course, our goal is not to call attention to ourselves but to help others see the glorious grace of our Father so they will come to Jesus, who is the one, true Light of the World!

My Prayer...

Dear Heavenly Father, may my life bless others so they can see you and your love more clearly. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of Matthew 5:16 — In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.