Do You Understand?

Word-Strong Devo “Let the person who has ears listen!” When he was alone with his followers and the twelve apostles, they asked about the stories. Jesus replied, “The mystery about the kingdom of God has been given ⌊directly⌋ to you. To those on the outside, it is given in stories: ‘They see clearly but don’t perceive. They hear clearly but don’t understand. They never return to me and are never forgiven.’ ” Jesus asked them, “Don’t you understand this story? How, then, will you understand any of the stories I use as illustrations? (Mark 4:9-13 GW)

Parables are simple stories that teach a simple truth. Understanding them requires a humble heart before God. Are your ears and heart open to God? ©Word-Strong_2013