Kingdom of God in Metaphor

Jesus used metaphors to describe the Kingdom of God, or in Matthew’s term the Kingdom of Heaven. As he told his disciples, the kingdom of heaven is like:

  • Seed planted in good soil, yielding abundant crop.
  • Grain remaining after the weeds are destroyed.
  • Tiny mustard seed that grows into a large plant and provides a nesting place for birds.
  • Yeast that leavens the loaf.
  • Treasure hidden in a field purchased at a great price.
  • Very precious pearl acquired by selling all other possessions to be able to buy it.
  • Good fish in a net separated from the bad ones (Matthew 13:3-9, 18-50).

And so God’s kingdom is valuable to us as the habitation of our daily life.

Howard W. Hallman is author of Living in God’s Kingdom: Here and Now, available from Amazon.