I was chatting with Pastor Steve a few weeks ago and he shared this thought from John Ortberg. I didn’t read the exact quote, but the gist was that our best reflection of God’s glory is actually back to God Himself.
The Bible clearly states that we are to be a light to the world. As the moon reflects the sun, we should reflect the light of Jesus to the lost.
Here is probably the most well known scripture on this truth.
Jesus said……. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Clearly we, as followers of Christ, are to shine.
43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear.
2 Corinthians 4:6
6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
We are definitely supposed to shine TO the world, but most importantly, we are to shine FOR the glory of our Heavenly Father.
8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
36 For from him and through him and for him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen.
1 Corinthians 10:31
31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
So Shine On,
And Shine Back,