February 10 2020
FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:
HIGHER EDUCATION? STUDY CHRIST’S PARABLES.
“All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable He did not speak to them, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet [Isaiah].”
Matt. 13: 34, 35 (read the rest). “In the Savior’s parable teaching is an indication of what constitutes “higher learning.’ Christ might have opened to men the deepest truths of science. He might have unlocked mysteries which have required many centuries of toil and study to penetrate. He might have made suggestions in scientific lines that would have afforded food for thought and stimulus for invention to the close of time.
But He did not do this. He said nothing to gratify curiosity, or to satisfy man’s ambition by opening doors to worldly greatness. In all His teaching, Christ brought the mind of man in contact with the Infinite Mind. He did not direct the people to study men’s theories about God, His Word, or His works.
He taught them to behold Him as manifested in His works, in His Word, and by His providences. Christ did not deal with abstract theories, but in that which is essential to the development of character, that which will enlarge men’s capacity for knowing God, and increase his efficiency to do good.
He spoke to men of those truths that relate to the conduct of life, and that take hold upon eternity.” COL 22, 23. There are 40 parables of Christ recorded in the NT. Don’t you think they’re priceless compared to all the politics, entertainment and unnecessary “cares of this life”?! If you do let’s find whatever time is left to study these “higher education” subjects! NMF