Exploring the riches of God's Word...
This site is a collection of my study notes on various topics related to the Bible. I post them here in an effort to encourage others to study God's Word as well. Check these things out for yourself in the Bible to see if they are accurate because, when it comes to spiritual truth, you should never trust what man says. Only trust the Bible.
Without A Parable Spake He NotJesus spoke in parables so that He could conceal spiritual truth:
"And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand." (Luke 8:9-10)
He would then reveal that hidden truth to His disciples:
"But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples." (Mark 4:34)
This is the manner by which God presents His Word to the world:
"Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old" (Psalm 78:1-2)
And He reveals hidden truth to His people:
"Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7)
He does this by opening their understanding as they study His Word:
"Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (Luke 24:45)
This is why we must prayerfully search a matter out:
"It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter." (Proverbs 25:2)
(The believers are a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9) and they are kings in that they are joint heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17) and reign with Him (Revelation 20:4-6).)
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