Emanna for 05/03/2020

The Kingdom People Being the Light of the World (1)

Bible Verses

Matt 5:14 You are the light of the world. It is impossible for a city situated upon a mountain to be hidden. (15) Nor do men light a lamp and place it under the bushel, but on the lampstand; and it shines to all who are in the house.

Words of Ministry

[Part 1 of 2]
In Matthew 5 verse 15 the Lord speaks about placing the lamp under the bushel. A lighted lamp placed under the bushel cannot shine out its light. The kingdom people as the lighted lamp should not be covered by the bushel, an item pertaining to eating, a matter which causes anxiety (Matt. 6:25). We should never be covered by the bushel; rather, we must be on the lampstand. The Lord wisely spoke about not being covered by a bushel. In ancient times a bushel, as a measure for grain, was something related to eating and therefore related to the matter of making a living. Thus, hiding the lamp under the bushel indicates anxiety concerning our living. If we Christians are anxious about our living and concerned about how much money we are making, this anxiety will become a bushel covering our light. This indicates that the kingdom people live without anxiety and the care for their existence. They care only for Christ and the church
[His Body]
. Day after day they are the happy people, the praising people, the hallelujah people. When our neighbors, relatives, and classmates contact us, they can sense that we have no anxiety. We are not worried about our living, about what we shall eat or what we shall put on. Day after day, morning and night, the kingdom people care only for Christ and the church.
[continued tomorrow]

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, 1986, pp. 206-207. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 3/29/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.