Matthew 13:11-13
11 Then he explained to them, “You have been permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others have not. 12 To those who are open to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But to those who are not listening, even what they have will be taken away from them. 13 That is why I tell these stories, because people see what I do, but they don’t really see. They hear what I say, but they don’t really hear, and they don’t understand.”
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

Why would Jesus say that those who understand will be given more understanding, but those who don’t listen will have even what they have taken away? Jesus was not hiding His truth from sincere seekers because those who are receptive to spiritual truth listen and understand.  But those who do not want to hear the truth of God’s Kingdom would not be able to hear what Jesus is saying.  And because their hearts are hardened to Him even what they had will be taken away.  Not by God, but by their own hardness and their own refusal to know Him.  For those who are open to God and to what Christ has to say there is a responsibility to use it grow to know Him more.  But for those who reject Jesus, their hardness of heart drives away or renders useless even the little understanding they have.  God does not take it away, their own refusal to believe does.  God is always available to anyone who believes Him, but for those who reject Him because of their own pride, He is not. Where is your heart today?  Do you believe Him?  If so then seek to know more of Him so you can grow in His love to become the person you are in Christ. For understanding is yours!

Have a God Day!