In ancient history, pearls held pride of place for value and expense. So, the pearl in this parable represents something of great beauty, unique character and, understandably, immense value. What could that “something” be?
Tag: Living Kingdom
Jesus told the parable of “the master and his servant” to show us how we should be living as Christians.
If our treatment of our fellow human beings equates to our treatment of Jesus Himself, how are we doing?
“My first reaction to re-reading this parable was, Wow! A whole fable on indecisiveness? Could anything be more relevant to me as a human?”
Today’s endless pursuit of success and happiness can cost many areas of our lives that actually sustain us like rest, time with family, health, and the list goes on. . . There is a cost to our culture’s aspiration of “having it all”.
The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector isn’t for Pharisees, it’s for “some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else” (Luke 18:9). Was Jesus talking about you and me?
In the parable of the unmerciful servant, we get a play by play of a man who just like each of us wants forgiveness but yet does not extend the same mercy and kindness to others.
Everywhere around us, there are people lost in their sins and who are waiting to be found.
Is it possible we may share more in common with the wicked tenants than the ones the landowner replaces them with?
Just as every sheep is special in the sight of the shepherd, every child of Adam is unique and precious to the loving Creator.