Have you ever wondered why Jesus spoke in parables, and not plainly?
It seems as though plain would be easier to understand, but often, we experience confusion when it comes to matters of faith.
If something isn't plainly obvious, but perhaps painfully mysterious, do you ask? Or do you assume understanding is out of reach?
"Then the disciples came and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?" (Mt 13:10)
Jesus' parables were for insiders– those who were willing to ask, seek, knock, and respond. Jesus reserved understanding for such as these.
This verse is from a parable we will upack in "Cultivate: Preparing Our Hearts for Him," the Parable of the Sower
This 40-day bite-size Bible study begins Monday, October 2 at getintotheword.ca. All you need is willingness, and 10 minutes a day.
When you're uncertain, overwhelmed or confused instead of assuming, try ASKuming– new, made up word for asking Jesus, assuming He will answer.
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