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The King's Scribe

Today’s Verse:

Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old. ~Matthew 13:52

A scribe was a man who was learned in the Mosaic law and sacred writings and was to be both an interpreter and a teacher. One of the more famous scribes in Scripture was Ezra. He was described as a ready scribe in God’s Word. In Matthew 13, our Lord Jesus gave a series of parables concerning the kingdom of Heaven. His audience consisted of people who could “hear” the Word of God and those whose “heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed.” Jesus’ intent was to sift out those who gave heed to the Word and those who did not. As He closes His instruction, He uses the idea of a scribe to describe the responsibility that we have with God’s Word. This morning, let us see what it means to be the King’s scribe.

We see the designation.

“Therefore every scribe….” Our Lord Jesus describes the role and responsibility of His people as scribes. All of God’