Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. (kjv)
- A Christian should shine as a light in this world so people see their good works.
- A Christian’s good works should be visible so people will glorify God the Father in heaven.
- Therefore a Christian should reflect God’s glorious light and not his own glory.
- The true Christian should always direct the unbeliever towards praising God: not to themselves, a mortal sinner.
- The Christian only has good works because of the work of God in him.
- Without God, a Christian’s works are no different to anyone else's and he would cease to be a Christian.