The Light of a Lamp
“No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a bowl or hides it under a bed. A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house. For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all. “So pay attention to how you hear. To those who listen to My teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what they think they understand will be taken away from them.”--------Luke 8:16-18
Jesus, the Master Storyteller, many times taught His listeners using Parables, which are earthly stories with Spiritual meanings. This form of teaching seemed to help His listeners understand the Spiritual meaning that the Lord was conveying to them.
In this parable of the lamp, Jesus, gives the purpose of the lamp, which is the LIGHT and the LIGHT dispels the darkness. A lamp is placed on a stand where its light can be SEEN by ALL who enter the house. It illuminates the space where it is placed so anyone who enters the darkness will be able to SEE their way and KNOW what is there and are able to avoid the dangers of walking in the darkness.
The lamp is like the Word of God, which is a LIGHT into our path. It illuminates our way so we are no longer walking in darkness. If one UNDERSTANDS the Word of God, then they NEED to reflect its LIGHT to NOT only light their way, but to light the way for others.
It is like a lamp, you don’t turn the lamp on only to hide its light with a cover, and so it is when a person LISTENS and is given UNDERSTANDING into the Word of God then they will be given MORE truth and if they did NOT LISTEN and RECEIVE what they were taught from the Word they would lose it.
When a Child of God LISTENS and RECEIVES the teachings of God’s Word they will have an UNDERSTANDING of His Word and it is NOT to be HIDDEN but to be shared with others in order to give LIGHT and to bring them out of the DARKNESS and into the LIGHT of God’s GLORIOUS LOVE.
If you have not given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are stumbling around in DARKNESS, but you can come into the LIGHT by ; CONFESSING your sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU and is ALIVE, in Heaven making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and not only COME into the LIGHT but BECOME a LIGHT for a lost and dying world. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He’s waiting!!!