You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
1. The first thing to be done with a lamp is to light it. God alone can light you; teachers may polish.
2. The next thing to do with a lamp is to set it where it may be seen and give light.
3. A lamp must be fed with oil, or it will not keep alight.
4. A lamp must be trimmed if it is to give a good light.
(H. J. Wilmot Buxton.)
I. That religion, if it exists, cannot be concealed.
II. That where it is not manifest in the life, it does not exist.
III. That professors of religion, who live like other men, give evidence that they have not been renewed.
IV. That to attempt to conceal or hide our light is to betray our trust, and hinder the cause of piety, and render our lives useless.
V. That good actions will be seen, and will lead men to honour God.
(Dr. A. Barnes.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.