"Now no one after lighting a lamp covers it over with a container, or puts it under a bed; but he puts it on a lampstand, so that those who come in may see the light. (Luke 8:16 NASB)
In the overview of this parable, we saw that it follows closely with the Parable of the Sower. The Parable of the Lamp deals with what we do with the truth we are given. The "lamp" referred to in this verse refers to a hand-held oil lamp, representing our believing hearts, held safely in the Hand of God. Its fuel, being supplied in the form of oil, is representative of the Holy Spirit.
We turn first to the lighting of this lamp. In fact, not only is the fuel for the lamp (the oil) supplied by God, but also the fire. The word translated as "lighting" is haptō
Terrorist prayer focus: Nasir al Wuhayshi
Link to last night's post: http://leannahollis.blogspot.com/2014/07/parks-and-responsibility.html