if you want to experience what he meant
saying- 21; the owner and the thief.
If the owner of a house knows that the thief is coming,
he will begin his vigil before he comes and will not let him into his house of his
domain to carry away his goods.
When the grain ripened, he came quickly with his sickle in his hand and reaped it.
Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear.
Although this is not a parable in the strict sense, the saying might just as well have
started as: The kingdom can be compared with the owner of a house, who remains aware
of the temptations of the world. At the same time, the saying condemns ignorance (Hedrick, 2010).
When the grain ripened, he came quickly with his sickle in his
hand and reaped it, warns especially against the thief (= temptation) who will come on
the most critical moments. He steels not only inside, but also outside the house.
The Corpus Hermeticum also speaks of “the robber who
dwells within you” (van den Broek R, Quispel G, 2003). The house may act as a metaphor for
the body, and the owner of the house as a man's spirit, or mind.
Specially during the wandering beggars' hard existence the little luxury of a
sheltered soft bed or a full meal every now and then might have been things longed for,
thoughts clung to, and hard to resist for some when offered. But the parable may
also apply as a warning in general against clinging to idle worldly things as money, luxury,
power, etc., which distract from seeking the real good.
So, seeking the kingdom don't let your awareness diminish,
and remain on guard all the time
less things not conducive to your seeking
might overtake you.
Matthew:24-43??? Luke: 12-39???Mark: 4-29???