And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it. But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples. ~ Mark 4:33-34
Parable – a story designed to illustrate or teach a truth; a statement or comment that conveys a meaning indirectly by use of comparison, analogy, or the like.
Expound – to set forth or state in detail; to explain or interpret.
Isn’t it interesting that Jesus spent a lot of time alone with the Father and then it was not until Jesus was alone with His disciples that He explained the deeper things of the Kingdom to them? Everyone wasn’t given these details.
Why is it that I say I want to go deeper in God and I pray for understanding but then turn around and fight so hard to avoid being alone even though that is the perfect setting for such revelation and relationship?
Lord, forgive me for not taking advantage of the times You have set aside for me. Help me Holy Spirit to see my times of aloneness not as much seasons of loneliness but opportunities for alone time with You! Opportunity to receive what I have asked for. In Jesus Name. Amen!