“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.”

Matthew 5:14 (MSG)

Jesus has called his followers to be light, bringing out the God colours in this world. But what are the God colours? I think the ‘God colours’ are revealed in God’s character, and who he is. Read the following scripture.

“But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”
- 1 John 4:8

We can see that God is love - it is his divine make up. In the following passage in Corinthians, we read what love is.

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.  It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

If God is love, and this is what love looks like, then this is a great example of how believers should live. You should live in such a way that brings out these God colours - that brings out love, that shows patience, that doesn’t keep a record of wrongs, that gives grace, that rejoices and celebrates the truth, that perseveres and never gives up, that never loses faith but is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance because you know that God is with you.

Now that might sound like a big task, but God is a big God and he will make you more and more like him if you ask and are ready to learn.


God, thank you that you love me with an extraordinary love that knows no limits.
I want to be more like you.
I want to love others like you do.
Mould my character, my thoughts and my actions so that I become more like you.