Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Question Is Why?

The book of Matthew in the new testament has the best discriptive stories of Jesus and his challenges with the Hebrew "Rock Stars " of the day. The pharisees, the high priest, and even his own disciples. Jesus' teaching style was often critized because he spoke in parables. Which means he told a story to make his point. Through out this whole chapter you will find the parable teachings of Christ. On one occasion the disciples asked Jesus, "Teacher, why do you speak in parables"?

Matthew 13:11-15
He replied, because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.  Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. This is why I speak to them in parables:
Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.
 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:You will be ever hearing but never understanding;  you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people’s heart has become calloused;  they hardly hear with their ears and they have closed their eyes.Otherwise they might see with their eyes,  hear with their ears,  and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.