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In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father (Matthew 5:16 NLT).
The word translated “good” in this verse means attractive and pleasing, rather than good in the moral sense. Of course, our deeds should be moral as well, but the emphasis here is on our works that help other people, that present the Christian life as attractive and pleasing to others. When you let your light shine, people will see your good deeds. The testimony of your life should match the testimony of your lips. That is what Legacy Church is doing. We are letting our good deeds shine out for all to see in this very difficult time.
This is a time, as we really seek the Lord, that He will speak to us and guide our paths. C.S. Lewis said, “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”
Sowing and reaping:
God will not be mocked: whatsoever a man sows, that and that only will he reap. In other words, the world has sewn bad seed — murdered millions of babies, and adopted and applauded immoral behavior. At some point, there will be repercussions for such behavior. We may be experiencing a little of it now.
So, I believe God will speak to us through our fear and pain of what is happening with this coronavirus. And as He speaks, we will continue to let our light shine to the lost world by doing good deeds — so our heavenly Father will be glorified.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 9:52 AM CDT
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