Which version of the song “Because of You” comes to your mind when you hear the title? Do you think of the Tony Bennett version where he sings of a relationship where the person causes the sun to shine? Or perhaps you think of the Kelly Clarkson version where she sings of a relationship that causes her to hide in darkness?
“There are clearly significant earthly relationships that can impact how we are in every other relationship. In this passage from Matthew, Jesus is instructing His disciples that their relationship with Him is to be that kind of relationship – that because of Jesus, everything and everyone else should be impacted by their relationship with Him.”