Ephesians 4:14,15--Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit. But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head—Christ.
Light in the Bible often stands for truth or the representation of God. Have you ever noticed how Jesus taught His followers to be lights that shone so that people were attracted, not lasers that burned so that people would be seared? If we are in love with Jesus, our light will shine at the right intensity. If we are in love with doctrine watch out—our light may stagger the very people we seek to reach.
If we are only true to a doctrine of Christianity instead of to Jesus Christ, we drive our ideas home with sledge-hammer blows, and the people who listen to us say, ‘Well that may be true’; but they resent the way it is presented. When we follow Jesus Christ the domineering attitude and dictatorial attitude go and the concentration on Jesus comes in.—Oswald Chambers in Studies in the Sermon on the Mount
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)