Consider John 1:1-5

How does this relate to Matthew 13:10-13 and 13:34?

Here are the passages:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Matthew

Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

And Jesus Spoke to the crowd.

34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

Is there a connection?

The Son Of God is the Word Made Flesh!  The  Holy Bible is the Word of God written.  The Word Made Flesh communicated to us directly in power and great glory, glory as the Only Begotten of the Father!  The Son spoke the Word to man in parables for a very specific reason.

The parables Jesus Spoke used physical truths to describe spiritual truths. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  If He chose to communicate with Israel through parable when He walked among us, is it not probable to a certainty that the Word written uses the same method for the same reason?

Matthew

15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

Example: Jacob and Esau

Could they be an example (parable)  of the way Man was Created?  Esau (the flesh, the elder) the first born, Jacob (the spirit, the younger) the one God chose to bear His image (God is Spirit), supplanter.  Supplanter means ‘one who takes the place of’.

The firstborn was entitled to the majority share of the inheritance as well as the position of Patriarch of the clan.  God chose Jacob.  If you read the story carefully, you can see that Jacob tried his whole life to be that and was not the conniving trickster he has been portrayed for centuries.  Or you can believe something else.

God Bless.

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