Pristine Grace

The Light of the World
by Matthew Henry
The Light of the World

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.  - Luke 11:33

    What is the sign that God expects from us for the evidencing of our faith — that serious practice of that religion which we profess to believe — but a readiness to entertain all divine truths, when brought to us in their proper evidence?

    The Jews had the light with all the advantage they could desire. For God, having lighted the candle of the gospel, did not put it in a secret place, or under a bushel; Christ did not preach in corners. The apostles were ordered to preach the gospel to every creature; and both Christ and his ministers cry in the places of concourse. It is a great privilege that the light of the gospel is put on a candlestick, so that all who come in may see it, and may see by it where they are and whither they are going, and what is the true, and sure, and only way to happiness.