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Summary: Study on a Candle for the Lord.

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I PONDER : HOW IMPORTANT CAN A LITTLE LIGHT BE?

The use of a candle is a good illustration for a lesson.

A good text is found in Luke 15, the Lost Chapter:

Luke 15: 8 Either the woman having ten pieces

of silver, if she lose one

piece, DOES SHE NOT LIGHT A CANDLE, AND SWEEP the

house, and seek

diligently until she find it.

Brief notes:

A. The lady needs 10 silver coins to marry.

B. She cannot get married with just 9 coins.

C. Somehow the lady was careless or neglectful

to lose her coin.

D. This neglect was from paying too little

attention.

E. The lady had to develop a plan to find her

coin.

F. The lady needed light, so she got a candle

and the flame.

G. After the lady had light, she saw dirt had

accumulated.

H. Dirt hides the coin, she had lazy

housekeeping skills, and this could

hurt her getting married.

I. After having light, and seeing the dirt, the

lady developed a plan to clean her house.

J. When the candle exposed, her effort to

clean, God honored her effort and she found her

coin.

K. Now she can find her a mate.

LESSONS A CANDLE CAN GIVE.

1. Candles are molded and shaped. There are

little, short, fat candles; there are long,

skinny candles, there are beautiful decorated

candles, but candles all have one basic purpose,

to make light.

2. There is something in the middle of a candle

that makes the wax have a purpose, without Jesus

in the center, we are hollow and empty.

3. The real purpose of the candle is not cosmetic,

the candle must give

itself for the light!

4. As the candle gives itself for the light it

produces heat, and often times a special fragrance

5. The darker the night, the greater the light.

6. For the light to continue burning, it requires

effort, expense, or trouble

for the candle.

7. Candling was a process used in 1800s to examine

an egg. One would hold the egg up to a candle to

test the egg for freshness or staleness.

8. The candle is symbolic of learning and

understanding. The candle represents more than

head learning, but more heart learning.

9. Men don’t light candles and hide them under a

basket, but rather to hold it up high, or place in

front of a reflector to maximize the light.

10. One small candle may give light to many on a

dark night.

11. If the candle compared itself to the sun, it

would never give itself for the light.

12. Candles must protect themselves from the wind,

else the light will go out.

13. A good candle paces itself, and does not burn

at both ends.

14. You can curse the darkness all you want, but it

is far better to learn to

light a candle and keep it burning.

16. Bad and evil deeds do not like the light.

17. We have a responsibility to lead others to the

light we want no one sitting in darkness.

18. A candle’s life has a span, there is a limit.

19. The more candles burning the greater the light.

20. You can argue all you want, about darkness, but

a candle will expose the truth.

A PERSONAL LESSON:

Well, I am pondering again, how good Jesus has been to me. I am privileged to own a Bible, and to know the name above all names, Wonderful is HIS NAME, He has called me, He has kept me, HE LOVES ME!!.


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Richard Womack

commented on Dec 26, 2009

Once again, simply tastefull and well done. Thanks for this specaial message and I will pass it on!

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