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What Is a Parable and How Should We Read Them?

Sprinkled throughout the teachings of Jesus,

we find tales of mustard seeds and swine, pearls and wineskins. Narratives of coins and stray sheep, buried treasure and banquets collect within the pages of our Bibles. These colorful parables evoke earthly images we can see to help communicate heavenly meanings that we cannot see. Put simply, a parable is a short story that conveys a greater truth.

  • While most of Scripture’s parables are found within the Gospels, we do find a few in the Old Testament. For example, the prophet Nathan tells David a story of a rich man stealing a poor man’s sheep to bring out David’s adulterous affair with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 12:1-4).
  • The New Testament contains over 40 parables. These stories illustrate much about the Kingdom of God for those who have ears to hear.
  • How Were Parables Used in the New Testament?
  • Jesus used parables in giving instruction, and both revealing and concealing spiritual truths. The parables compared the story shared with the reality of the Kingdom of God. While the first is simple and relatable, the second is profound and consequential. The two together invite comparison that opens up windows of understanding.  
  • While some understood the parables, others did not. In Matthew 13:10-16, the disciples question Jesus’s use of the parables. Why did he speak in parables? He responds that to some the truths of the kingdom had been given, but to others they had not been given. As Jesus was teaching large crowds, his true disciples heard and discerned the meaning of these stories. Those who heard but did not understand fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah 6:9-10.
  • A Brief History of Parable Interpretation
  • The parable genre has generated various schools of thought in biblical interpretation. Throughout much of church history prior to this century, most theologians – like those in the Introduction to Biblical Interpretation – argued that parables are allegories and that every character or item within the story is intended to represent something else (p. 411). This tactic produced a multiplicity of interpretations that developed with denominations and traditions. At times, interpretation strayed from what the original audience would or could have understood. The interpretations became so numerous, there was little consensus.
  • To combat the complications of this abstract strategy, some interpreters over-corrected and began to argue that parables intended only one broad meaning, writes Robert H. Stein (p. 53). The resulting interpretations often diluted the parables’ intricacy and significance
  • While each of these positions fall on opposite ends of a spectrum, a centered approach helps ground us in Scripture while still seeking out the full weight of the parable.
  • How Should We Interpret Parables Today?
  • In parables with more than one character, it is helpful to look for the main point of each individual. Parables often utilize the figure of a father, manager, or king in representation of God. The remaining characters interact with his authority and grace, and teach us the impact of those responses.
  • A good student of the Bible seeks to understand the cultural norms and mores of the original audience in harvesting the meaning of the text. Agricultural metaphors could be lost on modern audiences better acquainted with the produce section than their own green thumb, whereas they would be vibrant to the New Testament audience. The parable of the sower that emphasizes a crop’s need for good soil and the power of weeds to choke out life would have resonated with Jesus’s listeners (Matthew 13).
  • We might well miss the social tensions invoked in reading the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). While we name charitable thrifts stores and health clinics after this parable’s do-gooder, the original audience would have been shocked to see a Samaritan, a hated social exile, hailed as the story’s hero.
  • Parables, like all other passages of Scripture, need to be interpreted within the context of Scripture as a whole. They are not intended to be stand-alone stories. Just like we would miss the meaning of a movie by only watching one scene, we will more than likely misinterpret Scripture if we isolate specific sets of verses from the passages, chapters, and books surrounding it. Where an interpretation contradicts or strays from another passage, it needs to be reined in and adjusted.
  • For example, John Piper writes that if the parable of the vineyard workers in Mark 12:6 leads us to believe that God did not expect that Jesus would ultimately die on the cross, we call on passages such as Psalm 118 that tell us of God’s Sovereign plan to sacrifice the Son, which was preordained long before his birth.
  • In other passages, the immediate context proves helpful. The parable of the unforgiving servant teaches us about the magnitude of God’s forgiveness (Matthew 18:21-35). In this parable, one servant has much debt, while the other has little. Both debts are wiped clean. If we take this parable on its own, we might be tempted to focus on the amassed debt. Yet, when we read verse 21, we see that Peter prompted the parable in asking Jesus how many times a brother should be forgiven. When we see the parable as Jesus’s response to Peter, we understand that we should not place a numerical limit on the amount of times we extend forgiveness.  We are the debtor who was forgiven much in Christ. We who were forgiven so much have no right to withhold it from others.
  • The call to grow in knowledge and understanding of our Lord and Savior is a life-long endeavor (2 Peter 3:18). As we read his Word, with the Holy Spirit as our guide, we continue to see that God’s kingdom is the hidden treasure in the field (Matthew 13:44). That treasure is so great that we sell all we have to buy the field.

 

For he that findeth me shall find life, and shall receive mercy from the Lord. But he that sinneth against me, harmeth his own soul; All those who hate me love death.’ Proverb. 8:35-36 But God shows his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 He committed no sin, nor was any guile found in his mouth; He did not rebuke in return; He did not threaten when he suffered, but committed himself to the righteous judge. He Himself bore our sins in His own body on the cross, that we might die to sins and live to righteousness; By His stripes you were healed. 1 st. Proverb. 8:35-36 Nor is salvation in any other; For there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 Jesus said to him: “I am the way, the truth, and the life; No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 Behold, he comes with the clouds, and every eye shall see him, even those who despise him; And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of him. So be it! Amen! Revelation 1:7 And he was clothed in blood; And his name is called ‘Word of God’. Revelation 19:13 “And behold, I come quickly; And I have my reward to give to every man according to his work. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Revelation 22:12-13 Note: Today people don’t even have time to go to heaven. Believe in Jesus Christ and you will receive forgiveness of sins, salvation and eternal life.

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