Day 105 – The Lighthouse Law
On: February 13, 2015   |   By: admin   |   Under: Blog   |   Comments: Comments are off

“No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open. Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they think they have will be taken from them.” Luke 8:16-18

I’m not sure whether these words were spoken by Jesus immediately following His explanation of the parable of the sower, or whether Luke has placed them here for effect. But it immediately jumps out at me that, in explaining His use of parables, Jesus says that truth is concealed, only to be discovered through revelation to those who earnestly seek Him. Here, though, Jesus is saying that nothing hidden will not be disclosed – or, reversing the double negative, anything concealed will be revealed. Hum … is this a swift about turn?

I don’t think so. I reckon Jesus is saying that, through His revelation to us, we are in possession of truth which we need to share. This is light that we must shine to the world around us, bringing out into the open the deeds of darkness that engulf so many. We need to hear clearly Jesus’ command to do this otherwise that light will taken from us. Ouch!

The parable principle – initial revelation only to seekers – leads to the lighthouse law – ongoing revelation only to those who shine.

there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed and nothing concealed that will not be known

Prayer:

Father God, renew the wonder of your grace at work in me that I might not be able to hold in the good news but share it with many that I meet day to day. Amen

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