May 3, 2031


Blessings Folk!

Today’s reading:

Matthew 13:10-17
Mark 4:10-12
Luke 8:9-10
John 12:37-40

Jesus often taught through parables.
The disciples wanted to know why?
Jesus gave them/us a detailed, forthright answer.

Some serious truths and ramifications here.

It has been granted to disciples to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven.
To “them” it has not be granted.

Why has it not been granted to “them”?
Because they do not believe.

Jesus spoke in parables because…
  • seeing they do not see
  • hearing they do not understand

Jesus tell us that this fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah…
  • you will keep on hearing, but will not understand
  • you will keep on seeing, but will not perceive

  • the heart of the people has become dull
  • their ears scarcely hear
  • they have closed their eyes

  • they could have believed
  • the Lord heal them after they understand with their heart and return to the Lord

Jesus tells the disciples they are blessed.
They see.
They hear.
They understand.

Do you realize how blessed you are as a Believer?
You hear.
You see.
You experience what the prophets longingly looked into.
Live as you should.