“Have you understood all these things?”
They said to Him, “Yes.”
This is not an unnecessary question.
The parables reveal the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven.
New, surprising thoughts emerge.
Touching, deep things, were laid on our hearts.
But now the question is: “Have you understood all these things?”
Not only with the mind, but do we understand it with our hearts?
Jesus asks for that deep knowing, that the heart turns ablaze, stirs the mind, and moves the will. It is not a formula of intelligence, but a knowledge that changes life, and reverses the heart.
▪︎Have you understood all these things?
▪︎Does the seed of God’s Word in our lives bear fruit?
▪︎Do we know the heavenly Husbandman Who collects His wheat into His barn?
▪︎Is there in our lives the small beginnings of the mustard seed?
▪︎Is the sacred principle of the leaven found in our existence?
▪︎Is there the willingness to sell everything we have, to get the wealth of the Kingdom of heaven?
▪︎Do we understand the seriousness of the parable of the fishing net?
▪︎Do we see the love of the Christ, who is struggling to keep our souls from eternal ruin in all this?
Hear His knock at the door of your heart!
There is still time to turn to Him.
Think of the judgment.
Repent and be blessed.