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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
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Commentary from Pastor Mike White:
“Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, ‘Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.’ He answered…” (Matt 13:36-37).
Jesus spoke in parables on purpose. He was a storyteller, but He wanted the true meaning of the stories He told to be hidden for those willing to seek the truth. He spoke parables to the multitudes, but in plain language to His disciples. He waited until after the crowds had dispersed to explain what was really happening.
The disciples enjoyed intimacy with Jesus. Intimacy changes the way we communicate with God. True revelation is reserved for those willing to engage in passionate pursuit of Jesus Christ. If we do not live our lives in pursuit of Him, His will for our lives will seem like a mystery. But when we intimately encounter Jesus Christ, He will make His will known!
Seek Him in prayer. Ask Him to explain His will and His word. Listen for His answer.
Father, thank You that I can always pursue You intimately! I know that if I seek, I will find; if I ask, You will answer; if I knock, You will open the door. I want to know Your will for my life, and intimacy is the answer!