Jesus said in Mark 4:11 – “…To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables…”
I must admit that there many parables and spiritual truths that I still don’t understand. Yet, Jesus says to His disciples (and it should be relevant to me as well) that it has been given to us to know the mystery of the kingdom of God.
But in the same chapter, Mark 4:34 – we read that “…when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples”. The point I learn here is that understanding the mysteries of God requires us to be alone with Jesus. It requires dedication of time and devotion. It requires prayer and discipline of study. And when we are alone with God(Jesus), seeking Him in prayer and through His word, the understanding of the mysteries of the kingdom comes forth.
May this encourage all of us to read the scriptures and spend time alone with God, seeking Him in prayer and reading His word.