“He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.”” Matthew 13:11 (NIV)
Matthew records one time when the disciples asked Jesus why he spoke in parables. Our verse today is His response. Much of what Jesus taught is recorded for us so that we know much of what he taught the disciples and the people. We accept His teaching because we believe it was also given to us. In our verse today we learn that Jesus was teaching about the secrets of the kingdom of heaven. We realize that Jesus came to share with us who live on earth truths about heaven that we would never know otherwise. God has shared wonderful secrets but none of us has learned all that there is to know. He still wants to share more truths while we are still living here and throughout eternity.