Scriptural Readings: Matthew 13:2-3; 10-11; 13; 15
Iam not really quite sure nowadays if a lot of us would be thrilled with our e mails or being scared the living daylights out of it. One thing sure about it is that messages would pop out that would bring all about happiness or the exact opposite.
v. 2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
These multitudes of people during the time of our Lord Jesus were also thrilled listening to Him. They might not be having the folding smart phone like we do today following the Twitter, Instagram or on your Viber but they were definitely also excited listening and following Jesus just like you and I. Some were glad about what they heard some were not and some were puzzled.
v.3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
But what about us today? Are we thrilled to hear what our Lord Jesus wants us to tell? We live in a different time but there are still things that our God wants us to know. Jesus wants us to listen to Him!
In this modern world we live in, some might think and some will say that the bible contains God’s tweets and blogs or maybe you can choose your favorite apps. Some may agree and some may not but one thing for sure is that we should follow God and His will for us. These messages He is telling us are things that will guide us. As we read the bible, our whole being, spirit, soul and body continue to receive God’s messages. These messages might not be in the form of a blog or something or pictures popping in your Instagram or Viber but these messages are the most important things in our lives that we have to know and do.
v.10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
When we read the bible let us put into our minds that God has always a message for us. When we see the icon in our gadgets telling us we have a message, the same with our God. We cannot see an icon but our spirit tells us we’ve got a message. These messages might be read over and over again but a thing for sure God has a message to get across to us.
v.11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
It is very clear that Jesus wants us to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. Take note not mystery but mysteries, a lot of them. It is for us, yes, you and I that God is willing to reveal to us these mysteries.
but to them it is not given.
It seems to be unfair one might ask. but actually not.
v.13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
v. 15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and [their] ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and should understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
They’ve got messages too, that is for sure but since they let their heart to remain and refrain to be attentive to God’s messages, they cannot hear and see God’s messages unless they make a turn around and God will heal them.
Now it is all up to us. If we continue to read and study His words, He will reveal to us these mysteries as we go through with our spiritual lives. Messages will continue to appear and reappear in our whole being. We have to be well aware of these messages, otherwise, we will miss the action, our hearts will waxed gross, ears will become dull and our eyes will close and the result missing the revelation Jesus had for us. What a waste!
We will have messages from Him, that is for sure. He wants us to receive these messages asap to let us know that He is continually getting in touch with us. It is comforting to know living in a restless world filled with miseries and anxieties that our God is always there with us making us to know His presence and that He is in control of our lives.
Before we open our e mails, let us first make sure that we have already opened ourselves to God’s messages. God’s messages will complete our day with no doubt, revealing Himself to us more and more and we will become a blessings to everyone!