Parables Of Jesus Christ: Let Your Light Shine
The Messiah's parable of letting your light shine (it begins with the famous "Ye are the salt of the earth" because salt is meant to be salty just as light is meant to shine, but perhaps Christ was also giving a prophetic physics lesson - in our time now, "salt" produces light i.e. energy-efficient sodium vapor lamps are widely used around the world today):
"5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven"
The Messiah then continued, explaining, and warning, how the light is to be made to shine - by genuine obedience (unlike the religious hypocrites of that time, or the present - Jewish or "Christian") to the LORD's Commandments:
"5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Mark and Luke also recorded the parable, explaining how, along with the light not being hidden, the time will come when the darkness (the evil that people have done that they think that they have gotten away with) will also become known to all i.e. "For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad."
"4:21 And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? 4:22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad. 4:23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear." (Mark 4:21-23 KJV)
Luke also recorded Christ's teaching about how the light signified the Holy Spirit (see The Cure For The Carnal Mind).
"11:33 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.
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