Luke 11:36

36 Keep your life as well-lighted as your best-lighted room." Frauds!

Luke 11:36 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 11:36

If thy whole body therefore be full of light
That is, if the whole soul, as the Ethiopic version reads, be full of Gospel light, through the illuminating influences of the blessed Spirit accompanying the word:

having no part dark;
every power and faculty of the soul being affected with it, and influenced by it, though, as yet, the light and knowledge of evangelical things is not perfect in any:

the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of
a candle doth give thee light;
the whole soul shall be as full of light and joy, which the Gospel always brings with it, as a room is full of light, when a candle is lighted, and shines brightly, and burns clearly in it.

Luke 11:36 In-Context

34 Your eye is a lamp, lighting up your whole body. If you live wide-eyed in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar.
35 Keep your eyes open, your lamp burning, so you don't get musty and murky.
36 Keep your life as well-lighted as your best-lighted room." Frauds!
37 When he finished that talk, a Pharisee asked him to dinner. He entered his house and sat right down at the table.
38 The Pharisee was shocked and somewhat offended when he saw that Jesus didn't wash up before the meal.
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