When Jesus talked in public He had only had one sermon, and it went like this: ”The Kingdom of God is like…the Kingdom of God is like…and the Kingdom of God is like…” Until you understand His message of the Kingdom of God, you will live far short of what Jesus came to restore to you. Jesus knew this would be where many would find themselves and so He told a story to make sure we would know when we had “got it?” His goal was to encourage us not to settle for any less than everything He paid for.