Some consider Psalm 78:2 to be why Jesus spoke in a roundabout manner, as stated in Matthew 13:35.
I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old—
My NIV has it(Psalm 78:2):
"I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old—"
So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.”
Also note how Jesus speaks in a roundabout manner even to the disciples of John the Baptist in Matthew 11:2-6.
When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”
as compared to how openly John speaks of himself as a fulfillment of
A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
in John 1:23
John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’ ”
When he says "I am the voice of one calling..." although he could have been roundabout like Jesus and said: "A voice of one calling..."
He says he has come to heal the sick
On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
but also states
so that, “ ‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!’”
Which he then reinforces as he calls people to "repent, for the kingdom of God is near." (Matthew 4:17)
From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
Also note how Mark 4:11 calls his disciples into "the secret of the kingdom of God" and how Jesus does not intend to share secrets with "those on the outside"
Which are apparently not needed to be saved?
He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, “ ‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!’”
Or perhaps we are just another example like Pharaoh was?
And if he is God's one and only son, the Pentateuch is in error, for it states in Exodus 4:22 that Israel is his firstborn son and that sons of God went to the daughters of men to have children by them in Genesis 6:4.
Then say to Pharaoh, ‘This is what the LORD says: Israel is my firstborn son, and I told you, “Let my son go, so he may worship me.” But you refused to let him go; so I will kill your firstborn son.’ ”
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
Parable or parables? Son or sons? Pretty big deal to me. I guess not to others. :/
And how could the secret things be ours?
The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.