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 he will have an abundance.
– Matthew 13:11-12
Secrets. We all have them. The purpose of a secret is to keep those who should not know something from knowing it. Jesus was telling his disciples that he had chosen them to know the secrets of the kingdom.
Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables so that only those who were spiritually alert would hear the message. Then he explained the parables to those who were to understand the secrets.
Understanding the secrets of the kingdom will release God’s favor. If we can hear the message of the kingdom, and understand the purposes of the “secrets” that he is revealing, then we will be able to walk in the fullness of his intended abundance.
Knowing and understanding the principles of the kingdom unlocks the door to God’s favor; diligence and obedience open the door to abundance. God is not only calling us to understand and believe but he is calling us to diligent obedience to the principles so that he can release his best to us.
Over the next few days we are going to explore some of the kingdom principles that Jesus called, “Secrets of the kingdom.”
Prayer: Lord, I tend to use the understanding of men to accomplish the work of the kingdom. Grant me the ability to understand the message of the kingdom and the wisdom to live by those principles. In Jesus name, amen.
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