Riches and Pleasures against the Kingdom of the God
If the God exists, what business do we have with the God? Or we may think that we have nothing to do with the God, the creator of the universe, even if such a God exists. We should earn money and enjoy life while we are alive, since our life is 100 years at most. This is the commonsense of people. However, according to Christ Jesus, the most important thing in our life is hearing, understanding, and acting according to the words of the God. However, Christ Jesus did not forcibly order people with divine authority to follow His words, but He made people think for themselves in what status they were while the God gave words to them.
Luk 8:10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.So, with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, one cannot respond to the expectations of the God. From the beginning, one is expected to have an honest and good heart to hear, understand, and act according to the words of God. And most importantly, the devil might come and take away the words of the God out of men's hearts, so that the men would not be saved.
Luk 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Luk 8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
Luk 8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
Luk 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
Luk 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
However, this way of teaching by Christ Jesus means that He knew that there were many people who would not obey the God and therefore could not be saved or who would join Satan to fight against the God.
Men without honest and good hearts would join Satan. Men with love to riches and pleasures would join Satan. And if such men were taught the mysteries of the kingdom of God, they would try to hinder others in their efforts to come to the kingdom of God. So, to protect people with good and honest hearts from those evil men, Christ Jesus would not let those evil men know the mysteries of the kingdom of God. Since if those evil men knew anything about the kingdom of God, it would be easier for them to interfere with others trying to enter it.
Put simply, there are the God, the kingdom of the God, Satan and devils, people with honest and good hearts, and other who cannot enter the kingdom of the God due to their love to riches and pleasures. And, to protect and encourage people with honest and good hearts, Christ Jesus told parables.
Finally, we have to understand that worldly riches and pleasures are the concepts against the the kingdom of the God.
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Mar 12:10 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:
Mar 12:11 This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Mar 12:12 And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.