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Summary: A study of the Gospel of Luke 11: 33 – 36

Luke 11: 33 – 36

This Little Light Of Mine

33 “No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light. 34 The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. 35 Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.”

The apostle Peter felt inclined to transcribe to Mark this teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Mark 4: 21 – 25, “21 Also He said to them, “Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to be set on a lampstand? 22 For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light. 23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” 24 Then He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. 25 For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.”

Now here is a question for you bible students and for those of you who have been study the Gospel of Luke from chapter 1? Does any of today’s Scripture sound familiar?

I do not see anyone ready to comment. That’s okay. To help you see my point let me share this with you.

Luke 1: 16 – 18, “16 “No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets it on a lampstand, that those who enter may see the light. 17 For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light. 18 Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him.”

Hey, wait a minute, is this some typo? This message was already recorded by Luke. How come it is listed again?

I can give you a good guess why we see this same information listed again. It is because the Holy Spirit wants us all to understand its significance. When you see our Precious Holy Spirit list something twice in the bible, it is recorded by our Loving Comforter to emphasize something that He really wants us to understand.

33 “No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light.

Mark tells us from the witness Peter that our Lord gave a Parable by asking a question, ‘ Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to be set on a lampstand?’ Luke who came back years later and interviewed people came up with the truth of our Lord’s question. The truth of our Lord’s remarks was that He did not come to the earth in order to hide things from us.

What does a lamp do? It uncovers the darkness. It reveals what was hidden by the darkness, doesn’t it. His word is light. How about this amazing verses in Psalm 119, verses 105 – 106, “104 Through Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way. 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 106 I have sworn and confirmed that I will keep Your righteous judgments.’

When a person lights a lamp its purpose is to give as much light as possible. Do you remember our last study that talked about the 4 soils? The last one bore a fruitful increase of 30, 60, and a hundred fold.

We need to follow God’s Word and share God’s Word and it will cause the growth. Our Lord Jesus tells us, His children as recorded in the Gospel of Matthew chapter 5, “16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

34 The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. 35 Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.”

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