Would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart? Jeremiah 17:10
Jesus was very good at heart radiology. This also made Him the best connector ever to walk the planet. His eye was always on the ball in one-on-one interactions. His words and ways, He was always discerning, identifying and addressing the core issues preventing connections with His Father.
How did He go there, get there, stay there, and win for the kingdom, regardless of response? Watch Him and see. It was a little of this, a little of that, depending on the individual need.
Parables captivated, intrigued, and touched souls, often better than an announcement or a direct challenge could have. Progressively revealing questions allowed him to slip below the waterline to people’s issues. Sometimes He would appeal to familiar things to make analogies and prepare the soil for the seed to germinate understanding. Other times the need was so obvious (Martha, the disciples), He would simply go after the elephant in the room. How did He do it? He assessed a situation and allowed His superior insight to guide Him.
I often think it must have been nice to see right through the masks, disguises, motives, and defense tactics of everyone. He could go right for the spiritual jugular every time. In fairness, the Son of God was working with some advanced imaging technology. But He also lives inside us hoping to give us that experience of scanning hearts and applying solutions. God’s man, you are both equipped by the Holy Spirit and called by God to be a one-of-a-kind heart specialist. Not just for others but for yourself. You are my advanced technology.
You have promised insight Father, help me prepare and to use it.