Luke 8:16 NIV
No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.
I believe when this scripture is talking about light it means the Christian faith. We give ourselves to Christ it should be what guides our path every day. Meaning we should be leading with our faith and make it seen and known to others. If we were walking in the dark and owned a lamp, we wouldn’t keep it hidden and unused. We would use the light to shine a clear path in the darkness. The world is dark place because it’s Satan kingdom, humans are born into sin, and natural evil. Therefore, we need the light being our Christian faith based on the Bible’s teachings and Jesus Christ example and sacrifice to show us how to move around in dark world. If we our Christians, we must use our faith to lead. Secondly, just like when someone holds a lamp those close and afar can benefit from it the same can be said for our faith. By us following and showing the correct path others will observe our actions and join us and start trailing us.