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Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Be - Matthew 13:11-12 - Given - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Be – Matthew 13:11-12 – Given – Growing As Disciples

He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them. Matthew 13:11-12 (NLT)

Listening 

Do you want to grow in your understanding of the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven? Do you want to have an abundance of knowledge? Do you want to be someone who has or has not received what I want to teach them? Yes, I want to know all that I can about the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven. Yes, I want to have an abundance of knowledge. I want to receive all that you want to teach me. How can I receive all that you want to teach me? How can I learn of the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven? How can I have an abundance of knowledge that you want to teach me? Those are good questions.

You have made the right assumption. What assumption? I do want you to know the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven. I do want you to have an abundance of knowledge. I do want you to receive everything I want to teach you. That’s good. That’s exciting. Something depends on me, doesn’t it? Yes, something does depend on you. What depends on me? How badly do you want to know the secrets of the kingdom? How desperately do you want to receive an abundance of knowledge from me? How determined are you to receive all that I want to teach you? I’m not sure how to answer that question. I desperately want to know the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven. It is my passionate desire to receive an abundance of knowledge from you. I persistently want to receive all that you want to teach me. That is very good. I am glad that you are uncertain how to answer my questions. You have given good answers to my questions with your words. But, that is not how I want you to answer my questions. How do you want me to answer your questions? I want you to answer my questions with your actions. What action of mine, will answer your questions? That is a very good question. Sitting down, and listening to me, will answer every one of my questions. If you are persistently willing to come and sit down to listen to my teaching then I will know that you really want to receive all that I want to teach you. Will you set aside a special time and sacred place to meet with me? Yes Lord, I will. Then you will receive all that I want to teach you. You will receive an abundance of knowledge from me. You will understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Lord, here I am. I have set aside this special time. I am sitting down in this sacred place. I’m making myself fully available to you. I will attentively listen to everything you want to teach me. Open my ears. Help me to grow in understanding as I listen to you. Amen

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