Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.Matthew 5:16 (KJV)
For many, chapter 5 of the Book of Matthew is the most profound and influential in the entire Bible. It bestows blessings on those who are persecuted. It promises rewards to those who persevere in the name of the Lord.
Matthew 5:16 is especially brilliant in that it tells the disciples that they are not to be hidden. They are to be bright and noticeable in ways that reflect the light of the Father through them. It’s a command by our Savior to express the glory of God to the world. The message is one of the most important for believers, particularly in a world that seems so lukewarm in its faith.