Mysteries and Secrets 6

This post is Day 6 in a series of studies about “Mysteries and Secrets”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Mysteries and Secrets – Day 6

Luke 8:10

Jesus said: 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 verse comes in the explanation that Jesus gave after telling His disciples the parable of the sower. He often spoke to them in parables, some of which were clear, while others did not have such obvious meanings, or messages, they were mysteries! There are so many things about Jesus that remain mysteries for many of us, those things need prayer or a mature believer to help us understand. Sometimes the passing of time helps, and as we mature as believers certain verses become more alive and meaningful to us.

Why Jesus had to be crucified is a mystery to many people, it certainly was for the disciples. Only later when the risen Christ appeared to them did they understand. While He was dying on the cross, Jesus spoke to His Father in Heaven saying: Glorify Your name (John 12:28). And the voice from Heaven responded, but many in the crowd thought it had thundered. It was a mystery to them (John 12:29).

Today’s verse is a mystery in itself. It sounds as though Jesus doesn’t want people to understand what He is saying. That is because He wanted followers, not students of theology. He wants our love and obedience, not our intelligence. St. Paul tells us that God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; He chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong (1 Corinthians 1:27).


Think about some of these verses as you go through your day today. Pray for revelation and understanding of some of the mysteries around Jesus.

Read Luke 8 and pray for fresh revelation about some of the mysteries in that chapter.

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