In last week’s post we discussed the fact that the King used stories to illustrate what the Kingdom of God looks like as it is manifested in our time and space. He did this to hide the truth from those who really didn’t care, and to preserve the truth for those who cared enough to press in to it and understand it. In today’s post we want to discuss a very popular parable and see where we fit in the picture it portrays.
Through all the teaching and preaching we find in the four Gospels, never once did Jesus provide a clear definition of the Kingdom of God. This was largely due to the fact that His audience, because of their history, would have had some idea what it referred to. He did, however, tell lots of stories related to the Kingdom. What was that all about?