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Those who are wise shall shine
Like the brightness of the firmament,
And those who turn many to righteousness
Like the stars forever and ever.
We have all heard that we are the light of the world as Jesus shines through us.
But maybe you haven't felt like you are really shining that brightly lately. Maybe you feel like a little tiny Christmas tree bulb instead of a spot light shining in the sky for all to see.
Well reading today's verse the questions would be,
Are you trying to generate the light from yourself by your own wisdom, or the light of Jesus Christ and what He has done in your life?
We wear Christian T-shirts; have Christian screen savers, bumper stickers or little fishes on our cars and so on. But are you allowing others to really see Jesus by the change that is happening in your life?
We expect our T-shirts, screen savers and bumper stickers to do our witnessing for us, but I don't read anywhere in the bible where the disciples wore Christian T-shirts, or had bumpers stickers on their carts. No they "told" others about Jesus, not by their own wisdom, but by the Holy Spirit speaking through them.
Now these things are not bad, but how many people do you know that where saved because they read a Christian T-shirt, or bumper sticker?
Second are you sharing Jesus with others?
If not then maybe you are:
Luke 11:33 "No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light.
Sure you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, but have you been sharing Him with others lately, or are you keeping Him all to yourself, hiding Him from others?
So, if you want the light to really shine through you, then start telling others about Jesus, and not by your own wisdom, but by the Holy Spirit speaking through you.
Pray today and ask the Lord to fill you with His Holy Spirit and use your mouth to proclaim the gospel. Let Him know you want to be a spotlight for Jesus!