Good morning! This verse is found in a paragraph that speaks of preserving the gospel (salt of the earth) and presenting the gospel (light of the world).
“Presenting the gospel,” you say? This verse appears to talk about seeing your good works. How is this presenting the gospel?” Simply put, the gospel changes us. Our works come from a heart changed by Christ and the gospel. Thus, when we do good works, they no longer merely bring glory to us personally but bring glory to the person of Christ.
Our good works fueled by God’s grace bring glory to Him!
Our good works fueled by our perceived goodness bring glory to us!
So let’s let the light of Christ shine brightly, allowing nothing to cloud it or douse it!