Parables and the Kingdom of Heaven
February 5, 2023
“What’s the point of that story?”
Have you ever found yourself asking that question when reading a parable in the Bible?
Today, in Matthew 13:1-52, we looked at 8 different parables that are all teaching us something about the kingdom of heaven – the redemptive reign of God through Christ. It is through this kingdom that He triumphs over all opposition. Indeed, this kingdom has begun but it is not fully realized yet.
We asked ourselves what kind of hearers (of the word of God) are we. When you hear Jesus’ words that do not seem to make much sense, do you run away from Jesus as if He’s crazy, or do you press in closer to seek understanding?
“He who has ears let him hear.” Let us pay careful heed to the words of Jesus and lean in to understand it so that we may obey them.