Coming of the King: Week 28
- 13:25 Notice the Sower was not sleeping, but his servants.
"Awake O sleeper!"
- 13:33 Now that the King has been rejected by the builders
(as prophesied by David in
there will be no immediate coming into His Kingdom, but the Kingdom
will grow in the midst of the world, as the wheat grows among tares.
In the previous parables, the Seed was the Word of God. So here,
the dough is the processed seed, i.e. the Church. The leaven is
false doctrine and sin that gradually grows and spreads until at the
end time, the earth will be filled with apostasy.
1 Corinthians 5:6
"When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?"
Alternatively, some see leaven as not always a type of evil,
but here illustrating the organic growth of the Kingdom as
with the mustard tree, or the
- 13:35 Psalm 78:2
- 13:38 "sons of the evil one" -
The religious rulers were also weeds sown by their father the devil.
- 13:43 "Righteous will shine like the sun" -
Obedience and Hearing
The English word "obedience" is from (through Old French) the Latin
"ob audire" - "listen to". To hear is "audire" from which we get the
word "audio". The New Testament Greek word for obedience is hupakoe,
from hupakouo - "listen attentively to". To hear is "akouo", from
which we get the word "acoustic".
The Hebrew word for "obey" is
"shema", as in "to obey is better than sacrifice, and *attentiveness*
is better than the fat of rams" -
1 Samuel 15:22.
The Hebrew "shema" also means "hear", as in "Shema Israel" - "Hear O Israel,
and be careful to observe [the law]",
The word translated "observe" is "asah" - "creatively do or make".
"Asah" is the word "make" in Genesis 1, and also the word "bear" in "bear