For our Father, we are the light of the world

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  • How our light must shine? By doing such good works as men may see and approve of. We must do good works that may be seen to the ” edification “ ( a building up, especially in moral, emotional, or spiritual sense, intellectual, or spiritual improvement, through encouragement and instruction. ) of others. We must establish an intimate relationship, making quality time with God through prayer, and studying  the “ word ” in order to make ” congruous( harmonious in feeling or action ) to our profession, and praiseworthy as Jesus Christ’s followers – Philippians 4: 8 ” Finally, brothers, whatever things are pure, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things. “
  • For what end our light must shine? 1 Peter 4: 11 ” If anyone speaks, let it be as it were the very words of God. If anyone serves let it be as of the strength which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. “

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We must not only endeavor to glorify God our selves, but we must do all we can to bring others to glorify him. The sight of our good works  and our new life style through the fruit of the Spirit ( Galatians 5: 22-23 ” …the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. ) do this by furnishing them with matter for praiseDeuteronomy 10: 21 ” He is your praise, and he is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things, which your eyes have seen “, and motives of pietyHebrews 12: 28 ” Therefore, receiving a kingdom that can’t be shaken, let us have grace, through we serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe…”

 

 

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