Emanna for 05/05/2020
Glorifying God through Our Shining
Matt 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in the heavens. John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become children of God, to those who believe into His name
Words of Ministry
The title Father proves that the disciples, who were the new King's audience, were regenerated children of God (John 1:12; Gal. 4:6). The good works here are the behavior of the kingdom people through which men may see God and be brought to Him. Our shining will glorify the Father because it expresses what God is. To glorify God the Father is to give Him the glory. Glory is God expressed. When the kingdom people express God in their behavior and good works, men see God and give the glory to God. God hidden is God Himself. But when God is expressed, that is the glory of God. If as the kingdom people we have such a shining light, God will be expressed in this shining, and all those around us will see the glory, God expressed. When others see God in our shining, that is a glory to God. We, the kingdom people, are the light of the world. As light we are like a city on a mountaintop and like a lamp shining in a house. From without and within, we shine to express God, to let God have the glory in the eyes of others. May we exercise such an influence upon those around us.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, 1986, pp. 208. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 3/31/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: email@example.com.