QUESTION: Could you please explain what would be the best way to go about reading and understanding the Parables?
ANSWER: Well, the Parables are mostly about the Kingdom. In this instance most of the Parables relate to the structure of the Kingdom itself. And many of the Parables are not relative to the outside powers except when it talks about the sower of the seed. The good seed being the children of the Kingdom, and the bad seed being the children of the evil one.
The word here used is for progeny, and is definitely talking about offspring. Now; the Parables are almost all in this light, ‘Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, unto them it is not given.’ Christ not only spake in Parables so that the enemy would not understand but then gave a private interpretation to the keys of some of the most secret of the Parables to His disciples when He drew them aside. This is why today so many of these Parables have only been superficially approached. And in this instance made to be applicable sometimes to conditions unrelated.