Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Elucidate (Matthew 13:47-53)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is “elucidate.”  Jesus often told stories to make a point during his ministry.  It seemed that when he tried to make a simple statement sometimes the people did not understand.   Jesus did know expect people to be perfect, but he did expect them to listen to the point of the story and become better.  When necessary, the Savior spoke in stories to help others understand his message, and did what he needed to clear up any misconceptions of what he was trying to say.

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net which was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind; when it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into vessels but threw away the bad.”
~Matt. 13:47

I love the way that Jesus started out his parables.  You could always tell that he was going to make a simple point out of something that could’ve been very complex.  My question is: how are you when speaking the words of God to others?  Do you elucidate, or make clear, the gospel?  My prayer is that each of you takes the opportunity that God gives you and spread his word.  Do it with love and let God do the rest.

Praying for you,


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