Bright Lights - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
7.3 PSD Mythology Expert
Powerstroke Racer's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Houston Tx
Posts: 7,726
Bright Lights

March 29 | Bible in a Year: Judges 7-8; Luke 5:1-16

Bright Lights

You are the light of the world.
Matthew 5:14

In the summer of 2015, a group from our church was sobered by what we saw in Mathare, one of the slums in Nairobi, Kenya. We visited a school with dirt floors, rusting metal walls, and wooden benches. But against the backdrop of extremely humble surroundings, one person stood out.

Her name was Brilliant, and the name couldn’t have fit her better. She was an elementary school teacher who possessed joy and determination that matched her mission. Colorfully dressed, her appearance and the joy with which she instructed and encouraged the children were stunning.

The bright light Brilliant brought to her surroundings resembles the way Christians in Philippi were to be positioned in their world when Paul wrote to them in the first century. Against the background of a spiritually needy world, believers in the Lord Jesus were to shine “like stars in the sky” (Philippians 2:15). Our assignment hasn’t changed. Bright lights are needed everywhere! How encouraging it is to know that through the One “who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose” (v. 13) believers in Jesus can sparkle in ways that fit Jesus’s description of those who follow Him. To us He still says, “You are the light of the world. . . . Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16).
By Arthur Jackson

Light up your world by reflecting the light of Jesus. To learn more about the world of the Bible, see our course at
How can you reveal the light of Christ to others? What can you do to bring His joy to those who desperately need it?

Your gift changes lives. Help us share God’s love with millions every day.

The Philippian Christians are not to work for their salvation, for salvation is a gift from God (Ephesians 2:8-9). Instead, having received salvation, Paul urged them to live out their Christian life—to “work hard to show the results of [their] salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear” (Philippians 2:12 NLT). They are to follow Christ’s example in servanthood and humility (vv. 3-11). In today’s passage, Paul used two metaphors to describe how we are to live: First, we are to “shine . . . like stars” (v. 15). Pointedly, Jesus said that as “the light of the world” we are to let our “light shine before others, that they may see [our] good deeds and glorify [our] Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). Second, as runners in a race (Philippians 2:16), we are to “run with perseverance” (Hebrews 12:1) and “in such a way as to get the prize”—to complete the race (1 Corinthians 9:24-27). K. T. Sim

David Lott
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want!!!
No purpose no happiness, know purpose know happiness ---> Happiness is a direction not a destination.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Powerstroke Racer is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bright Amber Metallic Superduties ? PTSUPERD 1999-2010 Super Duty General Aftermarket 125 10-09-2014 12:51 AM
Bright red OEM Harley grille ? UNBROKEN 1999-2010 Super Duty General Aftermarket 25 03-12-2010 06:47 PM
Bright Amber Metallic? KonvictFox General Questions & Discussion 3 02-15-2010 05:30 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome