Dose of hope: Matthew 5:14a, 16

Dose of hope: “You are the light of the world… let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.” – Matthew 5:14a, 16 #dosesofhope (printable memory verse at the link)

Printable memory verse card below (right click to save for printing).

Matthew 5:14a,16 printable memory verse card

Don’t you just love Kari Jobe’s song about this verse?



Image by Stephanie Oh.



  1. Hi Steph! I think you might mean Matthew 5 rather than 15? Although, oddly enough, Matthew 15:14 is about soul blindness, so I guess it’s still about the importance of Light–just the other end of the spectrum!

    As I was looking up Matthew 5:14 in various translations, it struck me how often I can read those words and still not really get it at all. *We* are the light of the world. When I think of the name “Light of the World” I always think of God, and Christ in particular (as in John 8:12). Maybe because God being the Light of the world makes sense. But me being the light of the world? Yeah, not so much. But obviously the connection is right there–Jesus says it straight out in John 8:12 that He is the light of the world. So when He turns around and says to His disciples and ultimately to all of us believers that *we* are the light of the world, it’s because *He’s* the light in us. And if we’ll only stop trying to hide Him, He really can light up the whole world through us. Which basically just blows my mind.

    Love the song, too. It’s new to me so thanks for sharing! Happy Weekend, Steph!


    1. THANK YOU! Yes, you’re right. It’s been updated now. I’m so glad you like the song, Kari’s one of my faves.

      I LOVE how you bring up John 8:12 in connection to this verse! You’re so right, we’re only light when we allow Christ to shine through us. Maybe we’ll have to do that one for next week’s Dose of Hope 🙂

      Hope you had a good weekend!


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