Bible Parables Can Be The Key To Understanding God
Bible parables need to be explained and can be the key to understanding the Kingdom of our God. We will try to explain here...hopefully. What are they and how do we discern the truth from them? How do we gain God's wisdom from His parables?
Mark Chapter 4 is my favorite. The sower sows the Word. Who is the sower? I believe you and I are.
Most Bible scholars say that Jesus' parables appear only in the three gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke). However, if we broaden our view a bit, it seems that Jesus’ three-part story about the sheep, gate, and shepherd in John 10 can also be considered a parable especially as it chronologically falls right after the related parables of the lost sheep in Matthew 18:12-14.
The chronology is quite a lesson by itself. You can see that the first group of parables focuses on the fact that there’s a new story being told, that it’s not to be hidden, and it serves as a foundation for what’s coming next. We then have the very important Parables #12 (sower and four types of soil) and #13 (weeds among good plants). This is followed by a group of “Kingdom of Heaven” parables (growing seed, yeast, valuable pearl, etc.). Now that the foundation has been built, Jesus gets into the behavior parables—how he would have you act as a Christian in different situations as a disciple, worker, or tenant. He then moves into using your talents well, remaining watchful, and finally into judgement.
Basically it’s the progression of a Christian life through God's Bible verses.
To be continued...