Command the people of Israel to supply you with the purest olive oil. Do this so the lamp will keep burning in front of the curtain that separates the holy place from the most holy place, where the sacred chest is kept. Aaron and his sons are responsible for keeping the lamp burning every night in the sacred tent. The Israelites must always obey this command.
These verses are not the only place the Bible talks about the need to keep the light shinning in the darkness. Know for sure that if the Devil cannot extinguish your light, he at least wants you to cover it up so the world cannot see the light that comes from God!
There is a simple and fundamental struggle going on in the world today. The message is loud and clear from those who don't know Jesus. They say: "You cannot show me the light from Heaven that burns in your heart. You cannot let your light shine in the darkness of my life!" And, at least in the United States they claim it is "unconstitutional" to let your light shine in public buildings, public places, schools and almost anywhere it would be seen by unbelievers!
Now here, the foolishness which comes from fear takes over and followers of Jesus Christ hide in the dark alleys with their lamps covered looking for an opportunity to tell someone about the Light of the World! They are afraid, that if they let their light shine openly they will be offensive to the world and even arrested for "breaking the law!"
The first follower of Jesus who did this was the great apostle Peter who denied three times that he even knew Jesus because of the fear of what other men would think and do!
The other day I found my flashlight in the pocket of my coat. I had put it there absentmindedly without even turning it off. So my light was shinning all day in my pocket. Needless to say, when I needed that light again the battery was dead!
Find the light the Lord has given you to shine before the world, trim the wick, check the oil, or charge the battery and make sure it is ready to let you be seen by those who have not yet turned their hearts to Jesus.
And if that burning light provides a target for the arrows of Satan, which it always will, you can be sure that you will either be protected from harm, or you will be ushered into the presence of Jesus and begin to know the Glories of Heaven forever! Either way, YOU WIN!
"Lord Jesus, may I never be afraid to let the light that comes from You shine brightly in my life, because it is only the light that dispels the darkness! And may You be praised forever. Amen."