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Coram Deo: Daily Meditations on God’s Presence - Thursday, May 29, 2014

Parables of the Kingdom

Matthew 13:1–11

John Calvin comments on today’s passage, reminding us that the lack of clarity in the parables is not due to the parables themselves. The problem is really the hearts of sinful people. “The word of God, in its own nature, is always bright, but its light is choked by the darkness of men.” Our own sin can stand in the way of understanding the Bible. If you would understand the Word of God, make sure that you are dealing with the sin in your life.

For further study:

Psalm 78:1–8

The Bible in a year:

1 Chronicles 27–29

Coram Deo from TableTalk Magazine, Matthew Studies. Copyright © 2008 by Ligonier Ministries.