The Power of the Parable

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Roughsoul1991

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The power of the parable spoke great truths about the Kingdom of Heaven and of God. Jesus spoke in such a way for those who were truly seeking truth would either understand or thirst for more. While those in the crowd filled with pride, hate, or love of sin could not understand or would not allow themselves to reach an understanding.

Isaiah 55:11
New International Version
so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

But in balance with

Matthew 7:6
New King James Version
6 “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.

The meaning of this proverb, then, is, do not offer your doctrine to those violent and abusive people who would growl and curse you; nor to those especially debased and profligate who would not perceive its value, would trample it down, and would abuse you. -Barnes notes on the Bible.

From this example, we must discern and consider the audience of whom we are speaking to. Is it one person or many. And do you feel they may be possibly receptive of the Spirit? Can you use the discussion as Jesus did with the Pharisees to bring others around them to the truth? Sometimes when a farmer plows a field they simply go around a rock in their path to plow the area around it.