Sunday morning before leaving for church, I grabbed a few moments to get into the Word. Matthew 5: 14-16 grabbed my eye.
This is Jesus speaking in Mat 5:14 (ISV) “You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can’t be hidden.
Mat 5:15 People don’t light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
Mat 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before people in such a way that they will see your good actions and glorify your Father in heaven.”
At the end of his sermon, my husband began quoting from this same verse. I love how God lines things up.
A friend gave me the book, Audacious, by Beth Moore, copyrighted by Elizabeth Moore in 2015. It’s published by B & H Publishing Group in Nashville, TN.
On page twelve, when speaking of Jesus she says, “He’s in a class by Himself. Call me crazy but, for the life of me, I can’t find a lot not to like about Him. Who else in the entire human experience is incapable of doing you wrong or leaving you stranded or betraying your trust or wasting your time? Who else never recoils at the sight of the real us? Or gets bored with us? Who else never makes a promise He doesn’t have the power to keep? Who else can perform a wonder in a wasteland?”
Why does Jesus want people to find Him and get in a right relationship with Him? So He can love them and provide for them and deliver them from sin and guilt and give them a mansion in heaven one day. New believers in Christ are often told to read the book of John first because John explains things so clearly. In John, chapter fourteen, Jesus tells us not to worry.
Joh 14:1 (KJV) Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
Joh 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Joh 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Here is a great quote from John 8:12(KJV): Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
So many wonderful promises in the Bible; if you haven’t read it yet, why not give it a try?