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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:16
5:16 That they may see - and glorify - That is, that seeing your good works, they may be moved to love and serve God likewise.
View People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:16
Mt 5:16 Let your light so shine. Like the city set on a hill, or the lighted lamp on a stand. We are told, (1) To let our light shine. (2) Before men. (3) By good works. (4) That they may glorify the Father in heaven. Christ is the Light; we will shine reflected light if we walk in his light. If we give forth light it will honor God.
Cynthia Smith's comment on 2013-01-24 08:30:14:
Since we are the light of the world and are set upon a hill, so that everyone can see it. We have to understand that because we are a light, we will be noticed. No one can be a secret Christian these days because light shines the best when it's dark and we all know that the world we live in today is very dark. So keep shinning through both positive and negative responses because that's what light does.
michael njagi's comment on 2012-10-13 11:38:06:
To have salvation of Jesus is to have the light of the world.
Geraldine Smith's comment on 2012-09-28 12:40:13:
We as people of God should have a daily testimony of something new that God has done for us since the day before! If you are reading this post, you already have one testimony among many others to testify about! Remember, the world is watching to see if we are of an honesty report. Meaning our character and actions could cause a lost soul to want to remain lost.
Chalonia's comment on 2012-07-01 13:32:41:
Let your salvation be known before all that they may see God's work through you and want to serve and praise the God u serve
Geneasis's comment on 2011-08-21 17:01:23:
it is a awesome scripture. its showing me tht I shudnt be hiding tht light. n now my Generation needs to hear it.
agoh andrew's comment on 2011-04-29 05:48:41:
This bible portion is wake up call to all who profess to be followers of CHRIST. That we may conduct ourselves properly in every area of our lives. In dressing, modest; in speech, edifying; etc. It is by so doing that men would desire to be part of this only way to the Living GOD. FAITH WITHOUT WORK, IT IS WRITTEN, IS DEAD. We must defend our faith by our daily conduct and thus bring glory to God. It is written,He that winneth a soul is wise. soul winning is only possible via our wise disposition.
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