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Mark 4:11 “And He said to them, “To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables,” “

Sometimes it’s really satisfying when a child “gets it”; that moment they understand something you’ve been trying to teach them. Oh, it may be something you’ve been trying to hammer home, or it may be something they’ve caught from your actions. While thinking about what God had to show me on this verse, my youngest son reminded me that Jesus used parables in the everyday objects that people in Biblical times were familiar with: agriculture, coin of the realm, livestock, etc. I told him that he was right; he explained the stories in things that they should understand. I realized that he got it.

Jesus was revealing things to the disciples about the kingdom of God; they were active pursuers of the truth. To those who claimed they sought the truth, Jesus offered the parables. I read in research that parables had physical and spiritual meanings. The crowd (including the religious leaders) might comprehend the physical, but not see the spiritual; sometimes, even the disciples had trouble seeing. But rejoice in the fact that God has not hidden the blessings of our eternal home; there is no complicated puzzle to figure out on how to gain eternal life. Jesus is the answer.

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Something to think about today.

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