Are you also still without understanding? – Mt 15:16

This teaching was given by Leon Davey on 17th October 2021.

In Matthew 15 vs 15 Jesus asked His disciples “Are you also still without understanding?” This question came after Jesus had spoken many things in Parables.

Contrary to the way many view parables, they are not just quaint Sunday school stories! They are full of important instruction about and for the Church! They were not meant for the multitude, in fact, Jesus intentionally concealed these truths in Parables so that His own would understand, but the multitude, would not.

In Matthew 13:11 we read: “And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given”.

Yet after giving all these parables, so that His own would understand, we have the question above: “Are you also still without understanding?”

Imagine! they had Jesus as their teacher in the flesh, but they did not understand. So how much more should we meditate and pray to gain understanding of these things? Jesus considered these parables important enough to elaborate on that he even had them put within His Bible for us! I think we should all imagine that Jesus was stood here now, speaking these parables to us. How much more should we listen? But Jesus is speaking directly from the pages of the Bible to us whenever we read it. We have His Spirit with us, where two or three are gathered in His name. He is present with us.

We need to ask Him for understanding just as Peter did in Chapter 15. “Then Peter answered and said to Him, “Explain this parable to us.”

May you be blessed and challenged by this study as Leon expounds truths that are missed by many.


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