Mat 5:16... let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
You know the song... “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine”? Great song and fun to sing! Trouble is… our light before others is just that! Little! Too little!
What is it exactly that is supposed to, “Shine”? My good looks? My good job? My good knowledge of Scriptures? My good tribe [church affiliation]? My good family? My goodness… no!
It’s your "good works" that brings glory to your Father in heaven! Although good works won’t save you, good works will bring glory to Him who saved you!
Beloved, our little light should be getting bigger and brighter.. especially as we see the day of our Lord approaching. As it is written, Pro 4:18But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more unto the perfect day.
The perfect day is not here yet. There is still a lot of work to be done!
So… go to work today… work hard… work good! Bring greater glory to God! Ask yourself, “What good work can I do today to make my little light shine a little bigger?"