Mysteries and Secrets 13

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Mysteries and Secrets – Day 13

Luke 8:10

The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, “though seeing, they may not see; though hearing they may not understand.”

The Thought

This is the second message on this verse (see Day 6), because it is so rich and has much to say to us.

At second reading, it sounds like Jesus doesn’t want His listeners to understand, but that is not the case. There are many secrets and mysteries in our Bibles, not because God wants to hide things from us, but because He wants us to pursue Him. If we spend time studying His word, not just reading it for a superficial understanding, then things become clearer.

Reading the cross references can help. In most Bibles the cross reference for this verse is Isaiah 6 where we read that God was looking for a prophet to speak to Israel and Isaiah volunteered saying Here am I Lord, send me (Isaiah 6:8). God was telling Isaiah that most people would not really want to know about the saving grace that comes only through our Sovereign Lord. What a sad reflection on God’s people that even in the time of Isaiah, that they did not want to know Him better!

People have not changed through the centuries, and many today only have a superficial knowledge of who Jesus is and what He can do. Satan has blinded our eyes to much of the truth of God’s word. How sad!

What God told the Israelites when He was leading them to the promised land is still true today: …you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart (Deuteronomy 4:29).


In our chapter today the disciples asked Jesus the meaning of the parable He had just told them. He explained it. He will do the same for us if we ask for help in understanding situations we are experiencing.

Spend some time today asking God about things you don’t understand. Read your Bible and look up some of the cross references.

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