Shine as lights in the world, holding fast, holding forth, the word of life.Phil 2:14-16

From NetBible Phil 2:16

  • hold fast/hold forth[1907] = apply, to observe, attend to, present

Keep your lamps trimmed –Mt 25:7
Burning with fresh oil –Lk 12:35
Shining as lights in this dark world
Hold fast, Hold forth
The golden oil
Honey from the Rock
Oil from the flinty crag –Dt 32:13
His Holy Spirit empowered word
Stronger than a lion
Sweeter than honey –Jdg 14:18
Hold fast, Hold forth
His Holy Spirit empowered word
The only Word of Life
Jesus Christ
Word of Truth –Eph 6:14,17
Light of the world –Mt 5:14
Everlasting Life!


John 17:3 AMP
And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent.

John 14:6 AMP
Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.

John 8:12 AMP
Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the Light which is Life.


Word Study

From NetBible Mt 25:7

trimmed[2885] lamps = to put in order, arrange, make ready, prepare

Luke 12:35 AMP … Keep your loins girded and your lamps burning …
From NetBible Lk 12:35

KJV … Let your loins be girded about
*girded about with truth – ready to run

NIV … and keep your lamps burning
NASB … and keep your lamps lit.
KJV … and your lights burning.
*Clarke: Let the candle of the Lord be always found burning brightly in your hand.

You are my lamp/candle, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light. -2 Sam 22:29

You, O LORD, keep my lamp/candle burning; my God turns my darkness into light. -Ps 18:28


Answer to Samson’s Riddle Judge 14:18:
“What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?”

The Lord’s words are sweeter than honey!
How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! -Ps 119:103

The Spirit of the LORD’s empowerment is stronger than any lion
And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him(Samson), and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done. -Jdg 14:6

=> His Holy Spirit empowered word


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