Good morning all,
The word of the day is “edutainment.” The book of Matthew is pretty awesome. Jesus knows that to get his message across he needs to speak in terms that everybody will understand. We have to understand that this had to be pretty tough. He had to be able to relate to followers, those who doubted him, religious leaders, ordinary everyday people, and every other kind of person you might imagine. So, it is no wonder that he spoke in short stories to help others understand the points he was trying to convey.
“This is why I speak to them in parables: "Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.” ~Matt 13:13
My question is: how do you best respond to learning the stuff that God thinks is important? Jesus was pretty astute when I came to knowing his audience. In fact, we see that in this passage that Jesus changes the entire method that is needed to help others understand the truth that he was bringing to them. My prayer is that you find out what is most appealing to you concerning Bible stuff, and use that to your advantage to learn more. Just as Jesus used a kind of edutainment, or education and entertainment all rolled up into one, so can you learn from God’s word in a bunch of different ways. We only need to do a little bit of searching to understand how we will best learn the principles God has in store for us.
Praying for you,