How to be the light of the world?

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In the famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told His disciples the words which apply to all Christians:

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, 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.” (Matthew 5:14-16)(NASB)

So that your light may shine before others, you have to get the real light. Lord Jesus said:

I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life. (John 8:12)(NASB)

The light of the Christian is the good works, which people see, and glorify God for them. What message do your actions send people?

The Apostle Paul wrote to Titus, who shepherded the churches of the Crete island:

Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. (Titus 2:3-5)(NASB)

How do you glorify God by your actions?

Translated by Felicia Rotaru