16“Now no one after lighting a lamp covers it over with a container, or puts it under a bed; but he puts it on a lampstand, so that those who come in may see the light.
17“For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.
18“So take care how you listen; for whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him.” Luke 8:16-18 (NAS)
One of the marks of a true Christian is an insatiable appetite for the Word of God. Once the lamp is lit, a boundless realm of truth awaits. From dusty shelf to the desktop goes the Bible. It should be the book you can’t put down.
I’ve witnessed this countless times. A genuine decision for Christ is followed almost immediately by an unbridled eagerness to learn about him. If that decision is the high water mark in one’s spiritual journey, you must question the decision.
What should happen is that true saving knowledge of the Almighty breeds a desire to know more and more about him. Moreover, this knowledge spawns an ongoing transformation evident to all. There will be nothing hidden “that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.”