From my reading in Luke 8:1-25 in the One Year New Testament.
Yesterday, my wife Jessica and I saw God’s Not Dead. Throughout the movie, it was giving opportunities for people stand up for their faith boldly. Jesus shared a parable that illustrates a lesson that relates to the movie.
“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. Luke 8:16–17
If you have received Christ, then you have the light in you. What good is it if you put your lamp under a bowl or a bed and don’t let it shine? After all, eventually everyone will know you are a Christian when Jesus comes back!
In the movie, the main character had an opportunity to shine his light in his class room. Through his willingness not to place his light under a bowl, many of the people in the class ended up believing that “God’s Not Dead.”
The Bible Knowledge Commentary says,
“Just as one does not light a lamp in order to hide it, so also a person is not given “the secrets of the kingdom of God” in order to keep them secret.”
I encourage you to shine your light and do not be afraid to stand up for your faith. You never know how God will use your light to shine on others.
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