How Bright Is Your Light?

Becoming Bridge Builders

Light bulb and salt shaker A light bulb with salt pouring out of the bottom.

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.  Matthew 5:14–16

Of all the possible uses for a light, it is evident in Matthew 5 that Jesus has in mind the bringing of illumination through the revelation of God’s will for his people. John refers to Jesus as the Light of the world (John 8:12; 9:5).  So, it is not a reach to assume that those who would come after Jesus should reflect that light. Like the bright street lamps…

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