Beyond the Weekend

April 17 | Magnetic

April 17, 2015

Text: Matthew 5.13-16

When someone does something heroic or courageous, it has a “magnetic” effect. We’re hardwired to celebrate benevolent accomplishments and aspire to be good ourselves. It’s part of being made in God’s image.

In Matthew 5.13-16 Jesus teaches we’re supposed to love and serve others in such a way that people living far from God will be drawn to him, “. . . let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5.16).

How we show love, kindness, generosity, and faithfulness gives the world around us a picture of the character and heart of God. God has staked his reputation to you and me. A life of consistent love and faithfulness is a magnetic life.

Today, consider reading a biography of a Christian who has lived a magnetic life, pointing many people to God through a life of selfless love and humble service. Begin by visiting a local Christian bookstore for suggestions on books you can read (and read to your children).

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