Why is it so hard to understand spiritual secrets? I mean God wants us to live effectively in this amazing life he designed for us. So couldn’t he make it a little clearer?
Even the disciples asked Jesus, “So why do you teach the people using obtuse parables?”
Jesus responded, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.”*
Wow, that doesn’t seem very fair. In fact that’s always bothered me.
Why did he single out his disciples to allow in on the secrets and everyone else stumbles around in the dark?
Frankly, I’m not sure. But I do know that once I committed my life to Jesus the answers to spiritual questions became clearer.
And as I’ve lived purposefully trying to understand the insights accumulate.
Truthfully, I probably have more questions today than when I started this journey but I also understand in ways I had no idea about before.
I think the same was true for his disciples. They were all in. So he revealed to them spiritual secrets they just couldn’t hope to understand on their own.
Exactly what he promises to us.
*Matthew 13:11 (NIV)