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Hide one’s light under a bushel (Matthew 5:15)

Picture description: Lamp
Picture copyright: V. Gilbert and Arlisle F. Beers

bible verse

“Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.” (Matthew 5:15)

meaning

To hide one’s light under a bushel came to mean to be modest about one’s talents.

origin and application

In the above quotation, Jesus asked his disciples to be light of the world, to shine by their good works in the community, but not to hide their gifts from God.

example

Don’t be shy, your light should not be hidden under a bushel.

Keywords

bushel    light    shy    talent   

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