Kingdom Parables and the Householder

by Jonathan Bailey

Matthew 13: 51-52
51 “Have you understood all these things?” They said to Him, “Yes.” 52And Jesus said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like a head of a household, who brings out of his treasure things new and old.”

A person in a household has lots of stuff. He owns the house and all that is in it. The person who is instructed in the kingdom of the heavens is like that. Jesus usually teaches about the kingdom through likenesses. He uses parables. Jesus is saying when you teach and talk about the kingdom use parables. We teach about the kingdom of God by drawing things out of our ordinary lives that show what it is like.Jesus’ parables all do that.