51 Jesus said to them, “Have you understood all these things?”
They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.”
52 Then He said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.”
After one of the greatest days of teaching, Jesus asked his audience if they understood what he taught. Their answer was a simple, “Yes, we did.” Jesus then tells them that everyone who is a student of the Scriptures has truths that they know from the Scriptures and truths they are still learning.
This admonition should be indicative of us also. We who have known the Lord a long time, who have studied the Word of God and have been taught it week after week, should have truths about God’s kingdom that we are very sure about. There are truths of God that we are fully convinced of and should be able to bring those truths out in conversations and even be able to teach them. (I have to say that I am a bit shocked when mature believers tell me that they can’t talk about their faith. We can talk about things that matter much less.)
The nature of God’s word is that we not only have truths that we have learned and are secure in but there are many truths still to learn. Imagine being a mature student of God’s Word and hearing the teaching of Jesus. The lessons He taught would agree with the truths you knew and would propel you forward into greater understanding. While you expect the pastor and the Sunday school teachers to study and be prepared to teach, it is my opinion that every follower of Christ should be studying (not just reading) the Scriptures and comparing them with the teachings of the Lord Jesus. As we study God’s word, more than reading it, we will begin to overflow with the truths we learn. Then we will fulfill this parable of Jesus about the householder who from the treasure of his house brings forth valuable truths both old and new.
I am thankful for a great Sunday at Grace for Life. We pray for God to do His work in us and through us and Sunday was a blessed day for us all.
It was good to see Edna in church. Her back issues have become a great challenge to her life. Keep her in your prayers that God would give her comfort and healing.
Pray for a pastor friend who is also a life-long friend. Rick Dawson had a major stroke yesterday. His family is requesting prayer during this their dark hour.
On Friday our house was listed into the real estate market. We had one showing Friday night. Pray for more showings this week and for the right buyer to come by.
Have a great day in the Lord,