Let your light shine!

In ancient days, a candle burned in the Tent of Meeting. But in our day, the light is to shine from within us. How can you let your light shine?



Leviticus 24:2. “Command the children of Israel, that they bring to you pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually.

Numbers 8:2. “Speak to Aaron, and tell him, ‘When you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the lamp stand.’ ”

2 Chronicles 21:7. However the LORD would not destroy David’s house, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a lamp to him and to his children always.

Proverbs 13:9. The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.

Isaiah 49:6. Indeed, he says, “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel. I will also give you as a light to the nations, that you may be my salvation to the end of the earth.”

Isaiah 60:1. Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the LORD’s glory has risen on you.

Isaiah 60:2. For truly, the earth will be dark, and the peoples veiled in blackest night; but the Lord will be shining on you, and his glory will be seen among you. (BBE translation)

Isaiah 62:1. For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, Until her vindication shines forth like the dawn and her victory like a burning torch. (NAB translation)


Matthew 5:16. Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 6:2. Therefore when you do merciful deeds, don’t sound a trumpet before yourself, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may get glory from men. Most certainly I tell you, they have received their reward.

Matthew 25:4. but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

Luke 11:35. Therefore see whether the light that is in you isn’t darkness.

1 Thessalonians 1:7. so that you became an example to all who believe in Macedonia and in Achaia.


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