The fifth of the 12 Essential Ways to Copy Jesus says we are to model the way He spread the Good News.
You are to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone…for the hope that you have.” (1 Peter 3:15)
Be a Lamp to Light the Way
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16 NIV
You know the truth about God. Therefore, you have an obligation to be a light to the world.
Jesus didn’t ransom you to hide you under a bowl. He saved you that you might help Him spread the Good News about the grace He offers.
The Bible likens people that do not know Jesus to those that are blind. They live in darkness.
Can you imagine if someone had the power to heal the blind, but didn’t use it? What would you think of that person?
That’s how it is if you don’t share with others what you know about Jesus.
But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? Romans 10:14 NLT
You know the truth and the truth can set others free from the darkness. Let your light shine.
Here’s what the Bible says about Jesus:
And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them. Isaiah 42:16 ESV
Has he ever kept you from stumbling? Has He been there in anyway to encourage you during rough times? Does He offer you any hope whatsoever?
If so, then I beg you to tell others. Glorify God before them by speaking about the hope, joy and peace He’s given you.
How else will they find their way out of the darkness? You hold the power to set them free because you know about the light. The light will destroy the darkness, but only if you tell them about it. Don’t keep it a secret. Don’t hide what you know.
Let them hear about the joy of your salvation. Let them know about how He’s delivered you. Tell them how you once lived in darkness, but now you walk as a child of the Light.
Copy Jesus by helping to spread the Word.