Biblical Parables: Earthly Stories With A Spiritual Meaning
The first parable that we find in the book of Numbers of/with/about the prophet Ba-laam is found in chapter #23 verses 7-24. Ba-laam was a man who on at least three occasions had a verbal one on one with God, yet he just like King Solomon later on in history became as fools in their end days. Ba-laam’s human fate we know from Numbers 31:8 that the Lord had him slain with the sword along with all the other male Midianites. Scripture does not tell us of the physical end of King Solomon of Israel, only his foolish downfall through his lust for women. It is no parable, just a fact that the Devil knows each and every one of our weak points and it is there that He usually attacks us. We each have our weaknesses, just as none of us are perfect, we all have weaknesses. The parable is inside the prophecy? The nation of Israel is the young Lion who will destroy the Midianites and all those who rise up against Her (Israel).
I have a parable for you in the form of a question: A person who knows what truth is yet chooses to not speak it is like unto a prophet who speaks with God yet reverts to worshiping Demons, which one is truly the greater fool or which one will be rewarded with the deepest condo in the belly of Hell? Yet, before we so willfully decide to condemn others will we consider our own sins so that we do not pass them on the way down?
Please go to the 26th chapter of the book of Proverbs, please consider verses 7 and 9. By the subtitle in my KJV the first twelve verses of this chapter are subtitled ‘Relationships With Fools”. Let us break down verse seven first: “The legs of the lame are not equal…” This is a simple physical fact, a simple reality. If I am going to try to run a race and I have one very sore knee and I am racing against a person with two healthy legs, I am going to lose, simple logic right?
Verse #9, “As a thorn goes up into the hand of a drunkard…”. Doesn’t it go figure guys, as soon as we mess up real bad with our wives like telling her we are going to go to a buddies house to watch a football game and we promise her you won’t have more than one drink, we just didn’t tell her that one drink was going to be a half-gallon of Kentucky’s finest Corn Squeezing. Being the kind and thoughtful men we are we stop on the way back home and buy the little lady a dozen roses. When she unlocks the door and lets us back in who is the enlightened one as she jerks the flowers leaving the bloody thorns implanted in our hands.
Now lets finish the Spiritual end of these parables as we have already seen the human side of these basic parable lessons. #7-“The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools”. Verse #9-“As a thorn goes up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools”. Going along with this flow of thought would you please consider Proverbs 25:28? To me this is a parable that ties in with the above theme of stupid or clueless humans and what our lack of knowledge is like unto. “He that has no rule over his own Spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls”.
Without God, without God’s Spirit, we humans are nothing but babbling idiots for human logic is logic of the flesh, the things we can see and touch. The logic of the Spirit is where true peace of mind, heart, and the Soul helps in keeping the body alive, if only the flesh will listen to the Spirit. When a person understands that it is their Soul that really matters not possessions or positions it is then that a person first starts to experience actually living.
Proverbs 27:12 “A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself, but the naive pass on, and are punished”.
Proverbs 3:5-7 Under benefits of wisdom “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not onto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him (God), and He shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil”.
Friends if our hearts, minds or Souls are mired in desires and fears of today’s events we do need to try to see from the Spiritual eternal understanding views as to what matters and what really doesn’t. Live life today as if it is your last day on this Earth, and tomorrow we awaken at the feet of Jesus Christ. Might He ask us why His parables He spoke to us we never bothered to understand. If we can not or will not obey the simplest of things how are we then to understand even the simplest of the mystery’s of God?
I have a new parable I just thought of about the two son/sun’s. The sun is in the sky and today we see it shinning bright, the south wind blows upon the clouds and like a blanket covers the sun from our eyes. Is the sun now not there? Can it be the that the clouds that cover our own eyes are the reason we can not see the Son?
Most Christian leaning folks that I have met seem to be far more interested in sayings within the New Testament Scriptures, not those from the Old Testament. So I am going to be breaking down several of the New Testament parables of Jesus in the very near future (Lord willing). I hope that some explanations will be of some interest to you. Until then stay well, God’s blessings to you and yours.