Theme: God Does Not Forsake His People
Text: “Great peace have they which love they law: and nothing shall offend them.” – Psalm 119:165.
Comment: In his usual convincing manner of expounding divine knowledge, the greatest Teacher of all times gave interpretation to the Parable of the Sower. In explaining the seed that fell upon stony places, he showed the importance of mixing God’s word with faith when he said that because a man lacks root in himself, “when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.” – Matthew 13:5, 20, 21.
It is the knowledge of the Most High that builds faith. (Romans 10:17) The opposite of spiritual enlightenment is ignorance or darkness. There were occasions when some people who listened to Christ’s preachments, picked offence, either because they were convicted by their consciences, or because, they in their ignorant state, failed in “comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” (1 Corinthians 2:13-15) When a report was brought to him, “knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?” Christ replied, “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” (Matthew 15:1-14) Truly, ignorance is the root of bitterness. Jesus Christ, the Revelator told Apostle John: “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” – Revelation 1:3.