SCRIBES TRAINED FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
In Matthew 13:51-52, we find these sentences. These are the words of our Lord Jesus addressed to His disciples.
Matthew 13:51. “Have you understood all this?” They said to him, “Yes.”
52 And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”
What can we learn from a passage like this? These two verses are connected by the word ‘therefore’. What is the link between v. 51 and v. 52? This passage is sometimes called the Parable of the Householder. What is the point that this parable is making? What is this thing that is both old and new?
As we consider these questions and try to answer them, I’m hoping that you are going to see some very important principles emerging from this passage.