Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:1-16
(for further reading see Matthew chapters 5-7, Luke 6:17-49)
Picture: Sermon on the Mount
- What are some things you can do to be a light to the world?
- How are the attributes that Jesus taught different than what might seem like natural responses?
“If we live the principles of the gospel, we are the fulfillment of the Savior’s pronouncement: “Ye are the light of the world” (Matt. 5:14). And possessing this light, we can shine among our fellowmen through our lives and deeds, influencing them to glorify our Father in Heaven.
“Jesus wants every one of us to know him because of the transforming power of that knowledge and because of the indescribable joy it brings into our lives. But the influence of the gospel is to extend beyond each individual. It is to be as a light that dispels the darkness from the lives of those around us. No one of us is saved solely and simply for himself alone, just as no lamp is lighted merely for its own benefit.”
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, Let Your Light So Shine, October 1978 General Conference