Matthew 5:14 : Ye are the light of the world, a city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
Jesus came into this world to raise up new lights in the church of Jesus Christ. His disciple as we saw now would be the salt, the remedy against human corruption. And now we see they where to be lights against human ignorance and just as the Lord came into the world as the light of the world, now he turns to His disciples as he anticipates leaving the world and He says, Ye are the light of the world. I wonder if we realized that we are to bear witness to the light in this world of darkness. John 3:19-21. What a compliment it is to be the light of the world as John 9:5 says as long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. But that means since Christ has went back to heaven he has called us to do what he did. We are to take over where he left off. The darker the world the brighter he wants your light to shine. Look at the lighthouse that stands tall and bright in the darkest of places. It is needed in the most darkest hour. What a privilege to be able to guide a soul in darkness to a safe place of refuge. That’s why we must be the light. Light promotes life. Grass, trees, plants, and they say even broken bones grow better in the sun. Light is persistent. It can go into the deepest, smallest crevices. Light awakens. Of a morning you will hear all of nature come alive. And we are to be that light. It may be more comfortable to be a secret disciple, but Christ tells his disciples you must let your light shine, you must be like a city set on a hill, you must be that candle on the candle stick. In other words your light must be visible. Your primary duty is to be seen as a Christian. One man said there is know such thing as secret discipleship for either the secrecy destroys the discipleship or the discipleship destroys the secrecy. You can’t be a follower of Christ and nobody no about it. The only way for your light to work is to let it shine. Christians are meant to be the world’s standard, we are the one’s to show the world around us what is right and what is wrong. 2 Corinthians 4:3 “But if our gospel be hid it is hidden to them that are lost. Let’s go win the Lost and Let’s let our light shine.
The Bible is not the light of the world, it is the light of the church, but the world does not read the bible, the world reads christians! “Ye are the light of the world.” Charles Spurgeon