Mark 4:21 King James Version (KJV)
21 And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a
bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
Mark 4:21 Contemporary
English Version (CEV)
21 Jesus also said: You don’t
light a lamp and put it under a clay pot or under a bed. Don’t you put a lamp
on a lampstand?
English Version(CEV) Copyright
© 1995 by American Bible
These are my thoughts.
We are to let His light shine thru us.
Job 6:21-23 King James Version (KJV)
21 For now ye are nothing; ye see my casting down, and are afraid.
22 Did I say, Bring unto me? or, Give a reward for me of your
23 Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand
of the mighty?
Job 6:21-23 Good News
21 You are like those streams to me,
you see my fate and draw back in
22 Have I asked you to give me a gift
or to bribe someone on my behalf
23 or to save me from some enemy or
Translation (GNT) Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society
These are my thoughts, please share yours.
21 Job is most likely referring back to the three friends
gathered around him telling him how much sin he had to have this happen to him.
The words were like empty streams when he was thirsty they were useless he
needed better advice and encouragement not to be told how bad he had been.
People who are down if even their sin brought them there needed not to be
beaten down more but shown love. Job knew he was in a bad spot he did not need
them to tell him.
22 Job had not asked them for anything. You think as his
friends they would be helping him figure out what to do now to continue his
life, they would help him pick up the few pieces that remain and help him go on
but they did not ever offer this but just complained to him. It is easy to beat
someone down when things are not there way but love is helping them get to
23 Job knew in the back of his mind this was a result of the
enemy but the problem with Job was he was making God into his enemy rather than
trusting Him thru it. We should know who are enemy is and trust God because He
can allow us to overcome.