The Parables of Jesus

Jesus taught His disciples about the

Kingdom of God.

Jesus often spoke in parables. 

____________________________________________________________________________shouting the message

Most of us have wondered WHY Jesus used this method of teaching.  Why not just explain things in a way that ANYONE can understand?  That would be so easy! 

Obviously………..Jesus didn’t want to do that!

It was a method He used to teach strong truths to those who were really interested.  You had to listen and ponder what He actually was saying.  People that were just “in the crowd”, but not completely invested in what He was saying couldn’t understand.  Jesus did this on purpose.  Our Lord God desires deeply that we search for Him and want to know about Him!  It pleases Him greatly when we search out the scriptures and strive to understand them!

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Matthew 13:10-17  

His disciples came and asked him, “Why do you use parables when you talk to the people?” 

He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them. That is why I use these parables, For they look, but they don’t really see.  They hear, but they don’t really listen or understand.

This fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah that says,

‘When you hear what I say,

you will not understand.

When you see what I do,

you will not comprehend.

For the hearts of these people are hardened,

and their ears cannot hear,

and they have closed their eyes—

so their eyes cannot see,

and their ears cannot hear,

and their hearts cannot understand,

and they cannot turn to me

and let me heal them.

“But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.  I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but they didn’t see it. And they longed to hear what you hear, but they didn’t hear it.

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Posted on October 30, 2013, in Bible, Bible prophecy, Christianity, faith, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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