Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
When the apostle Peter was confronted by a servant of the high priest, he lost his tongue. Rather than speaking up for Christ, he denied knowing the Savior. But after the Resurrection and Pentecost, Peter couldn’t keep quiet. “We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard,” he told his critics (Acts 4:20). As The Living Bible puts it, “We cannot stop telling about the wonderful things we saw Jesus do and heard him say.”
When we share the Gospel, we must stand up and speak up for everyone to hear. Don’t be deterred by criticism, and don’t let timidity keep you from telling others what God has done for you. Listen to the advice of Jesus: “Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you” (Luke 8:39).
When we think of the wonderful things we’ve seen Jesus do and heard Him say, and when we consider the great things He has done for us, how can we be silent or hide our light under a basket? Let’s look up, stand up, and speak up for Him!
Let us rise and march to the place of duty, and there declare what great things God has shown to our soul.
1 Kings 13–15