A good story has a way of illustrating truth in a way that makes it come alive. Stories stick with us because they are memorable and easily understood. Stories are important. In our passage today, we find Jesus utilizing story in order to teach truth. In fact, Jesus used stories very effectively and told them quite often. In the scriptures we call these parables.
If you or I come to the Word of God, with no intention of ever submitting to it, we’ll never see the truth. If you will not bow to Jesus as King, he will not reveal himself to you as King.