Updated: Jul 24, 2020
After the parable of the sower, Jesus shares two more parables that are still about the Word that are very key for us to understand. The first is about light being put on a stand for all to see. The second is about paying attention to what we hear. Let’s look at the first analogy.
Jesus says, “Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to be set on a lampstand? For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to the light.” (Mark 4:22-23) What is Jesus saying? He is saying that in the same way that you do not light a lamp and then hide it, He does not share the Word for it to be hidden. He says there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to the light. (Mark 4:22) Here He is saying that He intends for nothing to remain a secret to us, but rather that all should be revealed. He wants us to have full understanding. However, that does not come immediately and requires us to continually be meditating and thinking on the Word and as we do it will make more and more sense. This is why He shares the second parable, which we will look at tomorrow.