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Where To Shine

Let Your Light Shine

So, now that I have decided to go ahead and shine – where do I do it?

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck-measure, but on the lampstand; and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. (Matt 5:14-16 NASB)

There is plenty of where in this little passage.

You are a city on a hill (in other words you are set in a prominent and obvious place)

Not hidden under a bushel but on a lamp stand

In the house

Before men

Simply put, Jesus is telling us to shine everywhere we go.

As with all of Jesus’ commissioning statements, the command is not GO, but the command is AS you go SHINE.

Notice with me that there is no difference whether you are in the city or in the house. SHINE

Don’t shine in church and disappear (spiritually) at work.

Don’t shine at church and turn into an angry green monster at home.

Shine whether you are in the darkness or the light.

We are not told to reflect. Reflectors don’t work in the dark, and Isaiah 60 makes it clear we are to shine in the darkest of places!

On the hilltops and in the houses!

At Work

At Home

At Church

At Play


Thanks for stopping by today.


Photo Credit: Ben Nelson - Use freely with attribution.

0 thoughts on “Where To Shine

    1. Ben Nelson

      Hey - thanks so much for stopping in and poking around. I appreciate your encouragement! There is a great community out here, and i am a real newbee, but loving getting to know everybody.

      Thanks again - Ben

  1. Greisy

    Great post! It is so important for us to realize that we need to shine everywhere, all the time - there might be someone looking at us who needs to see Him. Thanks Ben.

  2. Caddo Veil

    I just want to say THANKS, Ben--I'm getting a LOT out of these messages. Sometimes it just helps to have someone else (legit) read a passage for you, and point out what you may have missed before. I'm doin' my best to Shine!! God bless you--love, sis Caddo

    1. Ben Nelson

      You are sooooo shiny - I can tell from your comments, not just the ones you leave here, but what i have read elsewhere.
      Thanks for your kind words, and come back soon!
      Bro. Ben

  3. the blogging disciple

    Enjoyed your post. I'm thinking that the presence of 'shining' and the presence of 'apathy', cannot occupy the same space, simultaneously, either.
    A second thought I had, was that the direct and greatest result of 'shining', is that God receives Glory! 🙂
    "...and glorify your Father who is in heaven." Peace be to you and yours. ~Beth

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