It is hard for us to deal with the truth. Jesus told the truth through stories (parables).
The disciples of Jesus could understand, directly from Jesus, how God’s world (Kingdom) works. Others needed to hear it via a story. For some, even stories didn’t work.
I want to be in the group who can hear God’s insight directly from Jesus.
God’s goal is for us to understand what God has in mind for us.
His disciples asked, “Why did you tell this story?” He said, “You’ve been given insight into God’s kingdom—you know how it works. There are others who need stories. But even with stories some of them aren’t going to get it:
- Their eyes are open but don’t see a thing,
- Their ears are open but don’t hear a thing.