let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16 NIV84)
God is light; in him there is no darkness. 1 John 1:5. Jesus said in John 10:30 that “I and the Father are one”. This means that as God is light, Jesus is light. Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12 KJV).
“He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life”. You received the light of life the day you chose to follow Jesus. You are the light of the World and God wants you to shine in the dark places of the world.
Light and darkness have nothing in common. Wherever there is light, darkness flees. In other words, we are different from the people of the world. Our words and actions must different from those in the world. We shine by living the life of Jesus Christ. That is by obeying and doing the Word of God. People should be able to tell who we are by our conducts. “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; ” (Philippians 2:15 KJV)
Would Jesus do what I am about to do? Is a question I believe every follower of our Lord Jesus should ask himself or herself before taking any action or decision. When your answer is No, I would advise you stop.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16 KJV)
God bless you!