The Light Makes Everyone Happy, Right? Wrong!

When we live for Christ "Shining our Light" we must expect two reactions, one more often than the other.

I once shared Christ with a friend who told me she was hungry to hear about my faith because she’d observed the love between me and the ladies in my Bible study. 

Christians are “a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that [we] may declare the praises of Him who called [us] out of darkness into His wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9).

We're children of light (Ephesians 5:8), and when we're shining, everyone is going to respond like my friend, right? Everyone is going to find our faith attractive, right? 


“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19).

Light brings comfort to those who are seeking it, but we sometimes forget that it offends more people than it comforts (Matthew 7:13-14).  

As Christ explained, “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own.… I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you” (John 15:18-25).

Jesus warned us about the powerful and persuasive hatred of darkness but directed us to keep shining (Matthew 5:14-16). 

So let's ignore the voices that tell us to lighten up about biblical truths because they're really telling us to darken up.” 

Dear remnant Christians, let's shine! 


I encourage you to read Wholesome Speech: Shining Like Stars in Our Fallen Culture. And if you have a few more minutes, do the Bite Size Study Does Your Speech Reflect the Light of Christ?

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When we live for Christ "Shining our Light" we must expect two reactions, one more often than the other.

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