Michael Wilson nails it in this article. It is definitely worth the minute or so to read.
Why it is important: Jesus makes a declaration about His followers in the Jesus Manifesto (Matthew 5 – 7). We are the light of the world. I am the light of Jesus to those I know.
God’ goal: Our good works are to be seen and not hid. God wants us to do good. It doesn’t bring salvation in our lives but it points other to the glory of God. That is the Way of Jesus, the anointed King. That is His declaration for us.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father…
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