And then He spoke in Parables

Isn’t this a most interesting verse?

And He began to speak to them in parables: “A man PLANTED A VINEYARD AND PUT A WALL AROUND IT, AND DUG A VAT UNDER THE WINE PRESS AND BUILT A TOWER, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey Mark 12:1

Ever wonder why Jesus began to speak to some in parables but to a select few he told them the truth plainly?

What was the difference between these two groups, one who heard parables and one who heard the truth plainly?

Is this the answer?

And He said, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand Luke 8:10

Was there different behavior between these two groups?

The parables start in Matthew 13, Mark 3 & 4 and Luke 8.  What causes Jesus to switch to parables for a certain group?

Something to ponder today.  It just may be the difference between having Jesus reveal the truth of the Kingdom to us vs. us hearing parables.

Duane

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