About “Picture Parable of the Week”

About Picture Parable of the Week

I’ve heard it said: A picture’s worth 1,000 words. If that’s true, then let our hearts see pictures as snapshots to download His goodness into our hearts and minds! Picture Parable of the Week is a weekly blog post that contains a snapshot photo that connects an object in this world to a spiritual insight/lesson in the kingdom of God.

 

What do I do with Picture Parable of the Week?

First, if you haven’t signed up to receive posts from this blog, do so by entering your email on the right under “Join the Fun!”

Look at the picture and ask God what He wants to reveal to you through the picture.

1) Listen to what He says, and share it with us!

2) Search the Word of God (the Bible) for any and all that you can find in connection to the picture, and share it with us!

Note: Let us enter into this freedom of hearing from God. There is not a correct or incorrect answer, so feel free to hear from God! With that said, all things given to us by our good God cannot contradict Scripture or oppose the heart of God. Let’s bring a little fun into our relationship with God and see where these pictures take our hearts in Him.

 

What’s a parable?

When Jesus began his ministry of three years from (30 years old to 33 years old), He often to spoke in parables. A parable is a story connecting a worldly lesson or concept to a spiritual lesson or concept towards insight into the kingdom of God.

 

Why did Jesus speak in parables?

Jesus’ disciples were a little puzzled why He was teaching in parables because not everyone could understand the spiritual depth to His teachings. Jesus responds with:

…To you it has been given to know the secrets and mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.

12 For whoever has [spiritual knowledge], to him will more be given and he will be furnished richly so that he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.

13 This is the reason that I speak to them in parables: because having the power of seeing, they do not see; and having the power of hearing, they do not hear, nor do they grasp and understand.

14 In them indeed is the process of fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah, which says: You shall indeed hear and hear but never grasp and understand; and you shall indeed look and look but never see and perceive.

15 For this nation’s heart has grown gross (fat and dull), and their ears heavy and difficult of hearing, and their eyes they have tightly closed, lest they see and perceive with their eyes, and hear and comprehend the sense with their ears, and grasp and understand with their heart, and turn and I should heal them.

16 But blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are your eyes because they do see, and your ears because they do hear.

Matthew 13:11-16 AMP

 

Want more information about parables?

Visit this studylight.org link to learn more about parables in the Bible.

http://www.studylight.org/dic/hbd/view.cgi?number=T4805

 

Do you have a picture you want to share?

Email it to me at JamyeSack@gmail.com.

Please note that although a picture might be submitted, not all photos will be used in a blog post of Picture Parable of the Week.

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