“Let Your Light Shine!”

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”  (Matthew 5:16)

“There are many things connected with the Christian’s
pathway—which worldlings cannot comprehend. They
know nothing of the high and hidden walks of spiritual
experience. What is said of the workings of the divine
life in the soul—is regarded by them as foolishness
and fanaticism. Its internal principles, its constraining motives and impulses,
its heavenly aspirations, its rapturous bliss, and its agonizing struggles are things which these strangers cannot comprehend!”

“But still, there is much which they are able to
understand, such as . . . whatever is consistent in character; whatever is honest and straightforward between men; whatever is kind and compassionate in behavior;
whatever is forbearing and forgiving under insults and injuries.”

“Such features, when unostentatiously exhibited, excite
their attention and generally, call forth their praise. The
manner in which the ordinary duties of life are discharged,
is something so tangible that it lies within the province of
their own observation. These things they can understand;
and it is of the highest importance that all who profess to
be Christians, should be distinguished by an exhibition of
these practical fruits of righteousness.”

 By John MacDuff, “The Christian’s Pathway” 1858, www.gracegems.org/07/09/light.

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