During his famous sermon on the Mount, Jesus told his disciples to let their light shine before others. There is a light in each believer that is supposed to be shinning; not primarily for them to see but for others to see. But what is this light that is supposed to be shining and where does the energy to shine come from? Well, as we all know, a bulb does not shine of its own accord. It derives energy from a different source. Same with us! The Holy Spirit is your source of power to shine. Note that the light that shines in our passage is linked to good deeds that others see. Psalms 119:105 says “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
So, we may rightly conclude as follows: When we meditate on the Word of God, the Word becomes light for us PERSONALLY to walk before God. However, when we live or practice the Word through good deeds, the good deeds we do in obedience to the Word become light for others to see. I may claim to be full of the Holy Ghost and the Word, but if people never see the good I do because of the Word, I am only a clanging cymbal.
“People will never see the Word of God in you until you live it.”
I pray that God will give us the grace to integrate God’s Word in our daily lives.