The privilege to understand

The parable of the sower dealt with the different heart conditions of men. What is of particular interest to me among several things that can be learned from the parable of the sower is the privilege place Jesus placed genuine disciples; an opportunity those outside do not have: “to you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parable” (Luke 8:10). This is a privilege worth celebrating. The Easy to Read Version says: “Only you can know the secret truth about God’s kingdom”. If this be so, why are many Christians ignorant? Why do we know so little? How can I know about the kingdom since it is my privilege to know?
Notice that the disciples did not understand at first, so therefore, you not understanding some things at first may not be a crime. But see what they did and therein lies the difference: 1. They followed Jesus up on it, away from the crowd. In this I will say, constant following will give opportunities that casual followers never have. 2. They confess their ignorance to Him and they did not pretend they understood. With this I will say, pretending as if we know sometimes will leave us as ignorant people. 3. They asked for the right perspective. With this I will say, if you fail to ask for the right perspective or directive, then you will remain ignorant. 4. They accepted His explanation. With this I will say that if you ask the Lord to give you the courage and humility to ask for deeper understanding of His word, He will make you understand so that you can accept Him.  –    By Jokpeme Joseph Omode

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