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I'm not sure what your question is exactly. Are you asking why Jesus spoke in parables? In Matthew 13:11-13 Jesus said: He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken ...


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To understand the meaning, all one need do is read the next verse in Matthew: Therefore you must be ready for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour. [Matthew 24:44]


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It's generally interpreted as a warning about the unexpected suddeness of the Lord's return. Just as you cannot know when you might be robbed, you also cannot know when the Second Coming will occur. Compare 1 Thessalonians 5 for a parallel warning by Paul. We can note that Paul compares "the Day of the Lord" (and not Jesus Himself) to the thief in the ...


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Meaning of the parable in Luke 17:7-10 The essence of Christianity is our faith (trust) in Jesus. The disciples knew from the personal experience of living with Jesus how important a living faith is. Even the in Old Testament it was written that the just shall live by faith. The disciples asked for more faith in Luke 17 and were told a parable (7-10) that ...


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The passage begins with "And." This means it is connecting the passage before and ahead. In the previous passage, 17:1-4, the Lord was telling them to forgive a sinning brother 70 x 7 times. I believe that's when the disciples were overwhelmed and requested more faith. Who can forgive unendingly? At some point, the offender will need to be taught a lesson ...


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I think the pulpit commentary has things upside down. Faith is earned? Is that what the parable says or is it saying the opposite? Verse 10 very plainly says that the servants cannot sit at the master's table because they have only done what is expected of them. They could not earn the right. Now compare that with the expectations or demands of the law. ...



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