Matthew 5:16

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Friday January 20, 2023

Matthew 5:16
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Jesus has put a precious promise into this admonition. If our life with God becomes real everyday Christianity, then we shall by that very life win others for God.

There are many people in our country—and their number is steadily increasing—who, practically speaking, never hear the Word of God and therefore have no other contact with Christianity than that which they gain through the believing Christian men and women employed in their homes, their factories, their stores, or their offices.

You can imagine how they use their eyes. And they have a right to do so.

Young believing friends! You who, in some capacity or other, are employed by unconverted people, God gives you eyes to see the work you have to do for God each day. It is your daily life and your daily work that are to win for God these people who are so far away from Him.

It is good that we have pastors. But what of these people who are never present in the pastor’s audience?

It is good that we have evangelists. But what of these people who never put their foot inside a place where an evangelist is speaking? Here you have, young friends, work that no pastor or evangelist can do.

Moreover, you certainly cannot do it by words. You will soon be instructed to that effect. Then it is good to have God’s promise about winning them without words by your chaste behavior coupled with fear, by the incorruptible apparel of a meek and quiet spirit which, in the sight of God, is of great price. Do your daily work conscientiously and in love, because the Lord needs it as tangible proof that Christianity transforms people, not only on Sundays, but also in their daily life and work.

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O. Hallesby, God’s Word for Today: A Daily Devotional for the Whole Year, translator Clarence J. Carlsen (Augsburg, 1994)
Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the New King James Version®, NKJV © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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