Keep Your Lamps Burning

Psalm 119:105 AMP
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Luke 11:34-35 NASB
34 The eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness.

From NetBible Lk 11:34
NLT … Your eye is a lamp for your body. A pure eye lets sunshine into your soul. But an evil eye shuts out the light and plunges you into darkness.

  • lamp[3088] = an eye, like a lamp shows the body which way to turn
  • clear[573] = single(in union, fixed on Christ), whole/sound/healthy(fulfilling it’s office)
  • bad[4190] = diseased, blind, evil

35 Then watch out that the light in you is not darkness.

From NetBible Lk 11:35

  • * This is a present imperative, calling for a constant watch – keep your lamps burning

From my previous posts both the word and the eye are lamps.

  •  the spiritual person with the single eye(connected to Christ’s Spirit)
    uses God’s word as a lamp to light his path and so walks a straight path
  • the spiritually blind person doesn’t use God’s word and Spirit to judge(they may not even know they are blind) and so walks a crooked path ==> they have no lamp or light

A lamp in ancient times was a vessel with oil and a wick carried in the hand to light the path to walk on.

  • The picture here is that as we walk, our hand (which speaks of our works) needs to hold up (apply/do) the lamp (which is the Word)
    ==> then our lamps will be lit and burning and our eyes will see the “straight” path before us!

Luke 12:35-36 AMP
35 Keep your loins girded and your lamps burning,
36 And be like men who are waiting for their master to return home from the marriage feast, so that when he returns from the wedding and comes and knocks, they may open to him immediately.

Ephesians 6:14 AMP
14 Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God …

Related:
The Eye = The Lamp
Making Crooked Paths Straight!

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4 Responses to “Keep Your Lamps Burning”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

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    Keep Ur lamps burning-Ur eyes fixed on Christ-Ur loins girded-Ur hand applying/doing God’s word=>Be EVER READY!
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  2. khollandsblog Says:

    Job 23:10-12 AMP
    10 But He knows the way that I take [He has concern for it, appreciates, and pays attention to it]. When He has tried me, I shall come forth as refined gold [pure and luminous].

    BECAUSE!!

    11 My foot has held fast to His steps; His ways have I kept and not turned aside.
    12 I have not gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed and treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

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