Friday, November 16, 2007

A Kingdom of Parables

And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.” (Matthew 13:10-13)
There are those who are ready to receive the kingdom of Heaven on Earth, and those who are not. Parables reveal the difference. Those who are ready to receive, believe and obey the words of Jesus will understand the parables, and the mysteries of the kingdom will be revealed to them. For those who are not willing, the kingdom will remain a mystery. That is why Jesus ends some of His parables with, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” For whoever has, to him more will be given.

The mysteries of the kingdom of Heaven on Earth are revealed in parables. Do you have ears to hear?



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The Kingdom of Heaven on Earth
Keys to the Kingdom of God
in the Gospel of Matthew

by Jeff Doles

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