“For one to define and understand the nature of the universe, one must first
understand the nature of the force behind its existence.”
― Reid A. Ashbaucher
The Lord reveals himself to us in a myriad of ways: Sometimes it's through his Holy spirit, sometimes it's through people, sometimes it's through life experiences, but his word (in the Holy Bible) is an ever present, infinite source that is living and inspirational. While Christ was still on earth, he used an unusual method of teaching many pearls of wisdom. One of these was through parables.
Today, we delve into the word of God, (Matthew 13:47) and explore the parable of the net and what it teaches us about the nature of God.
The Lord's love is so wide.
His love is so immense and so wonderful, it covers the whole world and he want's every human to come to a knowledge of him and to have a relationship with him.
The Lord is full of grace.
His grace is so great, he gives a chance, to both the wicked and righteous. He gives everyone undeserved and unmerited favour as no human is worth his grace and salvation.
The Lord is patient.
His nature is forbearance and he holds himself back from punishing us even as we mock his patience by continuing to sin and live in iniquity. Despite our haughtiness, he is mercifully waiting for us to come to him.
The Lord is the master of self control.
Even though the Lord see's all the evil, hate, suffering and heartache in the world, and he has the power to destroy the whole world even as in the days of Noah, he is exercising self control and ruling in wisdom.
The Lord is true to his word.
Someday, when the time is out, the Lord will sit on his judgement seat and command his angels to separate the wicked from the righteous.
The Lord is Holy. He sits in heaven and he sees and knows about all that is going on here on earth. Heaven is a holy place where only the righteous are allowed. The wicked cannot enter heaven.
47."Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish.
48. When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away.
49. This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous
50. and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
51. "Have you understood all these things?" Jesus asked. "Yes," they replied.
52. He said to them, "Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old."
If you would like to know more about the nature of God and seeker a deeper understanding, of how we can relate with God in the body, mind, spirit and soul please check out, "Made in the Image of God: Understanding the Nature of God and Mankind in a Changing World." by Reid A. Ashbaucher. Reid gives a detailed study and digs in deeply to explain and provide readers an understanding into the nature of God.
Also published on Medium.