What makes your eyes fill with tears, without feeling sad? You’ve probably guessed it – an onion.
Like an onion, the Word of God has many layers. Christ told many parables. His parables are the top layer, with many layers of meaning underneath.
Some of his parables were about the land owner, sabbaths, festivals and harvests. The first parable Jesus told in Mark chapter 4 was the Parable of the Sower. To the disciples and those with the twelve it was given them to know the mystery of the Kingdom of God.
“When He was alone, those around Him with the twelve asked Him about the parable. And He said to them, “To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables …” Mark 4:10
I’d like to share some of the layers I’ve peeled back over the 25 years of reading the Bible, and show you patterns I’ve discovered in the word. I’d love to hear your insights as well.
Here’s some insight on the number fifty: Number fifty, what does it signify?