God's Righteousness: Week 3 - Devotion 3

“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” - Matthew 5:16

We’re used to the fact that breathtaking sunsets, impressive mountain peaks, and even terrible thunderstorms can show God’s glory. But we don’t often consider that one of the reasons God created and redeemed us was to bring him glory.

Read Matthew 5:14-16. Then, answer the questions below.


Think about this:

  • We know from Jesus’ ministry that He expected His disciples to tell others about Jesus using their words. So why do you think Jesus only encourages them to do good deeds in 5:16, and mentions nothing in this passage about verbally telling people about God?

  • What are some ways that you’ve seen good deeds—whether your own or someone else’s—bring God honor?

  • In what ways can you make a positive difference in your world (school, home, athletic team) and consequently bring glory and honor to God?

Emily Traylor