Luke 8:16-18 Be Radiant Like A Lampstand Parable


Luke 8:16-18

16 “Now no one after lighting a lamp covers it over with a container, or puts it under a bed; but he puts it on a lampstand, so that those who come in may see the light. 17 For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light. 18 So take care how you listen; for whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him.”

This same parable  is written in the gospel of Matthew 5:14-16, the Sermon on the Mount is also in parts of Luke 6, 7 and 8. The one difference is that Jesus says you are the light of the world, if you have the beatitude of Jesus that is by following His teachings, and truly being a blessing to others.

John 8:12  Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

The word of God calls Jesus the light of the word, the label His followers are called Christian means, little Jesus’. Technically we are little lights of His glory that live in the world that Jesus wants us to reach. We are just like little fireflies that fly when the sun goes away and it’s dark. When I was child, I would chase fireflies  and put them in a jar to have a natural lamp in my room, but sadly they died and the light disappeared. Jesus tells me and you, the light you gain from following Him, can not be hidden. No matter what the world does, to try to hide it will still exist. The Church history is full of champions of faith, who the evil world  tries to turn off their light  but it still shines, in their works they did in Jesus name. There are a lot of books and publications about Christians who light Satan try to snuff out but fail every time, here are a few ; Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, the Jesus Freak book, and The Voice of the Martyrs. If you really love Jesus and His message of salvation, you can’t help but to let your light shine. You  don’t have to force your beliefs on anyone. If your actions show you  are truly blessed then others will approach and ask you, why are you so radiant. You can say, I have the love of Jesus in my heart, if you wanna shine ask me about Him. If you are reading this and wanna know about Jesus’ light ask me and I gladly illuminate His glory to you. God bless you all, the Lord loves you and so do I. Samuel H.

2 Corinthians 4:4-6   in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

Categories: Gospel of Luke, Persecution, Religious, The Parables of JesusTags: , , , , ,

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