God wants You to be a World-Changer!
In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus speaks some of the most profound (and most challenging) words that have ever been spoken. Essentially, Jesus is giving us a roadmap for how to change the world and how to change our own lives in the process. Below, I’ve put some Scripture along with my own points in bold to help you apply these teachings to your own life. I also encourage you to read the’ “Sermon on the Mount” in its entirety which can be found in Matthew Chapters 5-7 in the Bible. I pray that these words of Jesus will change your life the way they have changed mine and millions of others.
“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
God calls us to give Light to a Dark World. Just like the moon reflects the light of the sun, we should reflect the light of Christ.
“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.” Matthew 5:23-24
We must be quick to forgive and to humbly seek forgiveness.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:27-28
We must make Purity a Priority. All sexual sin starts in the mind!
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighborand hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Matthew 5:43-45
We are most like Christ when we Love the Unlovable, forgive the Unworthy and do good to those who won’t repay us.
“If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:46-48
God wants to shine His Perfect Love through Imperfect people (that includes you and me).