Have you understood all these things?

“Have you understood all these things?” They said to him, “Yes.” And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”

As he shared and explained parables concerning the Kingdom with his disciples Jesus would often say to them "He who has ears, let him hear." He now turns to them and asks them if they actually heard and understood when he was saying. And like many of us would have done they all answered in the affirmative. And I am sure they might have understood with their heads.. but, like us, I doubt that they had a real understanding of them in their hearts.

Speaking to his disciples, and to us, Jesus uses the word scribe calls to describe those who understand his teachings. Here are a few words describing the vocation of a scribe:
One of the group of Palestinian scholars and teachers of Jewish law and tradition, active from the 5th century b.c. to the 1st century a.d., who transcribed, edited, and interpreted the scriptures.
Jesus says that we, like the scribes, are entrusted to understand, interpret and teach the scriptures. He sees us developing a mastery of the Word of God and having the ability to bring treasure from both the old and new testaments.

Help me to hear your voice today Lord and bring your treasure to the world.

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