Duh! Duh! Duh! Someone with open ears, eyes, and an understanding heart has returned to his God. No question about that. Why parables are popular is mysterious because they are not for believers or converted people. It is mysterious until we realize that they lend themselves to abuse and pride. If you love parables that says something about you that you may not want to admit.
For the heart of this people has become dull , With their ears they scarcely hear , And they have closed their eyes , Otherwise they would see with their eyes , Hear with their ears , And understand with their heart and return , And I would heal them .’Matthew 13:15
The gospel ain’t some parable
… it is God’s power resulting in salvation for the one believes…Romans 1:16b
People like to parade their knowledge instead of living out their identity, making their authority and generosity meaningful to others. So if parables are for people who are doomed by their resistance to the Christ Event and in the consequent unbelief who do you think is impressed by our knowledge of the parables of our Lord God God Yeshua?
I read parables and move right along
Duh! Duh! Duh! How very sad that we – adherents of the Way – find ourselves drinking up someone’s treatment of a parable when the reality is that they are not for us in the first place. If you are one of us, parables are a passing interest. There is a morbidity involved in digging into parables since they were intended to operate in an environment of unconverted people. Straight talk is where we live and the only inner sanctum I can think of where the truth is under wraps as in the old order with its most holy place, ark and tables of stone, is the competent interpretation of the intent of the writers of the Bible. Christ used parables for a specific reason. The Speaker and the situation are no longer with us.