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A young boy went with his parents touring around Europe one summer.

Light a Candle or Curse the Darkness

Part of their tour included visits to the great old cathedrals of the past. As he visited cathedral after cathedral he was impressed the massive stained glass portraits of the disciples and of other saints as he stood in their great empty halls looking through the beautiful stained glass windows. Upon returning home, he was asked by his Sunday School teacher about holiday on the continent, and what he liked the most. We have no light of our own, but like the moon, we are to reflect the light of Jesus to a lost and dying world.

This evening I want to think about the Light of God, and to consider whether or not the Lord shines us through and if we are really allowing His Word to penetrate our hearts.

Better to Light a Candle Than to Curse the Darkness

In Mark 4 the Lord began speaking in parables. The purpose for this in part was to hide the truth from those who had committed the unpardonable sin, whilst revealing truth those whose hearts were tender in following Him. The first parable was the parable of the sower, and the second, the subject of our thoughts tonight, is the parable of the candle. The Reason for A Candle — vs 21 A.

  1. After years of frustration trying to persuade the government, they decided to take matters in their own hands.
  2. But because of various reasons they may not get a job and they become dejected and disillusioned in life. Darkness is a bad thing because we will not be able to see anything in the dark.
  3. The candle circled by barbed wire has since become the society's emblem. Darkness is a bad thing because we will not be able to see anything in the dark.
  4. Unlike several other villages in India, Ranidhera, a tiny village in the state of Chattisgarh, did not give up hope on electricity.
  5. If you want to leave a posh area in order to live a small area for the simple reason of keeping yourself happy, you can do so. He disliked slavery and liked power.

It is a measuring bowl — a common household utensil that was used for measuring grains, in fact under the old imperial system it was a familiar term, but thanks to the E.

Just to clarify further, when the Lord spoke about a candle he was not speaking of the long elegant wax cylinder with a central wick that is lit to produce light as it burns. So now we know what a candle was and what a bushel was, we are ready to think about verse 21, and Jesus paints a picture of someone going to get a lamp as dusk is falling, lighting the wick, illuminating the room, and then, for some inexplicable reason placing the little pot beneath a bowl, so as to hide its light from the room.

Obviously the question arises, why do that? Surely it is defeating the purpose. The reason for lighting a candle is to brighten the room and chase away the darkness. And yet that is exactly what we do when we shy away from sharing Christ with those around us.

In Scripture light is associated with the truth of God. And Jesus is seen as the Light of the World, and the Light of men.

  1. If you want to leave a posh area in order to live a small area for the simple reason of keeping yourself happy, you can do so.
  2. Darkness is a bad thing because we will not be able to see anything in the dark. Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness!
  3. But because of various reasons they may not get a job and they become dejected and disillusioned in life.
  4. Electricity is needed for uses other than providing light.
  5. Browse phrases beginning with. And yet that is exactly what we do when we shy away from sharing Christ with those around us.

Now the churches in general and the Christian in particular is to be reflective of that light.