I have always been intrigued with this scripture Let your Light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”. I created a free printable that you can download at the end of this article. It will help you Ponderize.
Here is the full scripture
“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
What does the scripture “Let Your Light so Shine Before Men” mean?
This is something that we were pondering in the past few weeks. Sometimes with the language of religious books, it can be hard to understand. It can take a while to just sit and think about even just one sentence to fully understand it. This is why we accepted the challenge to Ponderize…
Our family has accepted the Ponderize challenge from our Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint’s Annual General Conference yesterday (October 2019) from Devin G. Durrant. What does it mean to PONDERIZE?
To Ponderize is 80% extended pondering and 20% memorization of our scriptures.
It’s not just memorizing. It’s taking time to think about what the Lord would have us learn from the verse. It’s not hard, and even the kiddos can do it. Tonight for Family Home Evening our family is going to work on our verse for this week, 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.”
Let Your Light So Shine Before Men, That They May See Your Good Works, and Glorify Your Father Which is in Heaven
So what is Matthew 5:16 KJV really saying? I think it’s really just about doing good and leading by example. It’s about doing things through the power of God. Often times it seems that folks just overthinking things but I prefer to keep it simple. The interpretation of this verse is up to you to decide. There are so many good deeds done in the world today but they get swept under the rug by all of the negativity that’s spread. Let’s try to do more and shine our light!
You can join us!!
It doesn’t matter what religion you are, let’s bring a little light into this world. Print the verse each week and take time to ponder about it’s meaning and then commit it to memory.
I have created a large 8 1/2 x 11 graphic along with a 4×6 graphic that you can print and place in strategic places around your home. Hopefully, we can grow closer to our Heavenly Father, closer to our families, and to our communities by PONDERIZING the scriptures! Maybe this is just me trying to do my part by trying to let my light shine before men? Who knows but I really enjoy sharing.
I’ve been thinking more about philosophy lately and recently wrote a post called biocentrism debunked that you may find interesting.11