Scripture Reading: Matthew 13:10-15 (All Scripture quoted is NIV)
Scripture Quote: Then his disciples began to ask him what this parable meant. So he said, "You have been given knowledge about the secrets of the kingdom of God. But to others they are given in parables, so that 'they might look but not see, and they might listen but not understand.'" (Luke 8:9-10)
Jesus explained to His disciples what His parables meant because it was going to be their mission to bring the gospel around the world. The Jews were too set in their beliefs about the coming Messiah to recognize Him while He walked and preached among them. The Jews had many opportunities to learn the truth, but they would end up behind the Gentiles, who accepted Jesus and His message of salvation, while the Jews simply would not. Superior knowledge was given to the disciples of Christ to share with whoever would listen, accept Divine teaching, and believe.
The people discussed in the Bible were not unlike those in this generation. The gospel has fallen on many a deaf ear, but for those who believe, the invisible world of grace and forgiveness has become a reality. We have been chosen to become joined with the Spirit of God, to understand the pure spiritual principles of the Gospel and be saved by the Messiah. Our lives vary, but our hearts are all united in love and gratitude for the precious gift of salvation and eternal life!
Today’s meditation: We have been permitted to understand the Gospel.
Memory Verse:” How blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear!” (Matthew 13:16)