LET YOUR LIGHT “SO” SHINE
Let your light so shine before men, that
they may see your good works, and
glorify your Father which is in heaven
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If the Master had only said, “Let your light shine
before men…,” that would have been beautiful,
but He emphasized the intensity by including the
adverb, “so.” He wants you to shine with blazing
intensity. He wants men to see your good works and
glorify your heavenly Father. Also notice that He didn’t
say, “I’m going to make your light so shine”; rather,
you’re the one to make it happen!
Even Prophet Isaiah didn’t allude that God is the
one to make your light shine”; he said, “Arise, shine;
for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen
upon thee” (Isaiah 60:1). You’re the one to arise, and
shine! It’s like what we read in Romans 12:11 (AMPC):
“Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow
and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord.” What
Again, we observe that the responsibility is yours
to fan your zeal aglow. God is telling you what you
can do. If you couldn’t be aglow and burning with
the Spirit, He wouldn’t ask you to do it. He’s telling
you to do it because He’s given you the power, the
ability, to do it.
Jesus said in Matthew 5:14, “Ye are the light of the
world….” Your response should be, “Yes, Lord, I’m a
light in a dark world, and my light shines everywhere.”
Act on the Word. Act on that idea God has placed in
your heart, and bring God’s vision to pass! Get busy.
Do something that’ll impact and improve the lives of
those around you.
If you’re a student for example, beam the light of
the glorious Gospel in the academic world! If you’re
a businessman, a policeman, a soldier, a politician, a
fashion designer, a lawyer or an athlete, impact your
world! Change your environment. Through your light,
others will see; their lives will be improved; they’d be
plucked out of darkness, confusion, poverty, sickness
and death. Make a difference in your world by making
impact with the Gospel.
Dear Father, thank you for the special privilege to
be a blessing to my world, a light in a dark world,
bringing blessings, illumination and meaning to the
lives of many with the Gospel. My light shines so
brightly, causing your glory to be revealed in, and
through me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Ephesians 5:8; 1 Peter 2:9; Philippians 2:14-15