33 “No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy,[a] your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy,[b] your body also is full of darkness. 35 See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. 36 Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be just as full of light as when a lamp shines its light on you.”
Jesus opening statement is so obvious; I have often wondered why He even says it. Of course you don’t put a lamp under a basket! But that’s the point, Jesus is saying how stupid can you get – lights are meant to out on display, they are meant to impact the whole room and they can! Jesus goes on to ask me, what light is filling my life? Is it good or bad, is it truly light or is it darkness? I am to make sure the light filling my life is not darkness, and the evidence is that it will fill my whole life and the light will be as a floodlight filling every corner of my being!
So how do I tell if the light in my life is light or dark? I think Jesus means is my life honouring to Him, reflecting His glory – for surely a life of darkness would absorb His glory! Do I think honouring thoughts about Jesus, others and myself? That is light. I so do not want darkness filling my life.
So I pray, Jesus you are the light of the world, fill my life with Your light for I so need it!
Written by Ps. Richard Botta