In Luke, chapter eight, we are given three lessons for life.
The first, in verse 16, “No one lights a lamp and hides it…”
Our duty as Christians is to let the light of Christ shine through us. This is not an easy task; it can be an uncomfortable experience to stand out. It goes against our nature to be different than everyone else. Our nature is to conform. No matter how difficult it can be at times, we must never be ashamed to show the light to the world.
The second, in verse 17, “There is nothing hidden which will not be brought to light…”
Secrecy. There are times we want to hide things. We try to hide things from ourselves in self-denial, closing our eyes to certain consequences to our action. Sometimes we try to hide things from others, whether from shame or desire for privacy. But what is hidden will come to light. And, silly as it may seem, we sometimes try to hide from God. This is exactly what happened in the Garden of Eden, when Adam and Eve heard God walking in the Garden…they hid themselves!
The third, in verse 18, “…anyone who has, more will be given…”
Another way this has been said is, “there is no standing still in life.” There is a need to keep moving, doing, going forward, otherwise there is no progress.
In these brief lines, Jesus is encouraging us to live our Christianity authentically.
May God bless you.