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7 Reasons Jesus Taught With Parables

September 11, 2013

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When Jesus spoke in parables, he had a number of reasons for doing so. I’m not sure I fully understand them all, especially Luke 8:10, which seems very cryptic to me. It almost seems to say to me that those with a hard heart will miss the point, but those eager to learn will get it. If anyone has a better explanation of that verse, please let me hear it!

Here are some notes that I have collected in the margins of my Bible as to why the Lord used parables to teach:

  • Prophecy Isaiah 6:9-10
  • Confound the spies and Pharisees
  • Challenged His disciples to greater spiritual discernment
  • The Hebrew people were familiar with the method
  • Easy to remember
  • Interesting
  • The teachings were unsuitable for use against him in court

Daily Bible reading for September 11

Psalm 40
2 Samuel 1
Daniel 12
Luke 8:4-21

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