Parable of the Lamp

7 Dec

The Word tells us that Jesus is the light of this world (John 8:12).

There are many references to light in the bible.  God uses light as a way to explain his ideas to us, such as in the parable of the lamp which was spoken by Jesus.

“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 is the light of the world, his light shines for all to see. His light shines as a beacon for all who are willing to come and receive salvation.  Everything will be brought into the light where nothing can be hidden.  So what is the significance of Jesus saying to “pay attention to how you hear”?  He explained it for us.

The True Family of Jesus
Then Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him, but they couldn’t get to him because of the crowd. Someone told Jesus, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, and they want to see you.”
Jesus replied, “My mother and my brothers are all those who hear God’s word and obey it.” Luke 8:19-21

All who listen to Jesus’ teachings and follow them become a part of the family of the God, a part of the body of Christ.

Stepping into the light takes you into the loving arms of God.

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