Memory Verse Monday – Week 3

Memory Verse Monday – Week 3

Memory Verse Monday – Week 3

I have to admit that memorizing verses as a community is very exciting, gives accountability and motivation. But its only the third week of January, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves 🙂


If you are new to this challenge, be sure to checkout the challenge page here to get all the details on how to join. You are never too late!


Before we get into the verse for this week, I have to mention that all verses I mention on the blog and the challenge are from the NKJV. It’s just a personal preference and nothing else. But if you want to memorize in any other version, please feel free to do so. For every verse on the blog I provide a link to the verse or passage on Bible Gateway. You can easily switch to any version you like by just following the 2 easy steps.


Click on the reference of the verse mentioned here. It will open the verse in Bible Gateway in a separate window.

Select a version of your choice from the drop-down and hit search.


Let’s look at the verse for this week.


Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16


As always, context, context and context. This verse is part of Jesus’ sermon on the mount. Also, this passage appears right after the Beatitudes. This general idea might be helpful when you memorize the reference for this verse.


The verse says, “Let your light SO shine”. Shine how? We need to backup a couple verses. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.” (Matthew 5:14-15) We need to let our lights shine like the city on a hill and a lamp on a lampstand. That explains the how. 


Let’s move to the WHY. Jesus isn’t calling us to blow our own trumpets or call attention towards our good deeds. Instead He wants us to keep our light shining, that when others see, they can glorify the Father in heaven. We are called to do everything, whether it be eating or drinking or anything, for God’s glory. (1 Corinthians 10:31Colossians 3:17)




Tip of the Week


My tip for you this week is to go out and grab your Bible and turn to Matthew 5. Visually see the placement of the verse in the beginning of the sermon on the mount. Read verses 13 through 16. Now you have an idea of the context and placement of the verse. This will help you memorize the verse and the reference even better. Now go ahead and underline or highlight Matthew 5:16.


This post is linked with Inspire Me Monday

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I enjoy learning from God’s word, it amazes me, the wisdom and treasures of God and the way He reveals them to me day after day in a profound manner. In this space I share with you what I’ve learnt through my time with the Word. I earnestly believe that learning alone isn’t sufficient but walking in the word is crucial in a believer’s life. As much as I desire to walk in the word, it’s not always easy. My hope is to encourage you, my dear friend, in your walk with God with words that He has used to strengthen my own walk with Him.

  • So great to think about this verse, to commit it to memory, and to picture Jesus sharing it in the context of the Sermon on the Mount.

  • Carol says:

    Love the verse. I must confess, with a giggle, that I was a little confused at first, as the links with Joshua came first! 🙂
    In addition, I’m so glad that God allows His light to shine through me, so that all may see Him, because my light tends to be a bit pathetic! Thanks for these great worshipful thoughts this morning!
    Stopping by from Inspire Me Monday!

    • Thanks for stopping by. I’m sorry you were confused. I was just showing an example of how the readers can use Bible Gateway to switch between versions. May He continue to let His light shine through you.

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