Seeds have to be planted on good soil so that we can have a good harvest. Our reserve has a small plot where we have planted some veggies. For the first time, we have had some success and have seen some fruit.
Seeds on Good Ground
But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears to hear let him hear!
Many of us have been given the privilege of worshiping the Lord and hearing the word every Sunday. Some also attend a mid-week meeting to study God’s word and fellowship with one another. The word is the seed that brings life when we have receptive hearts but some people have a heart that is similar to the stony path; they enjoy hearing the word but the moment they are out of church, it is out of their system.
We need to consider how much of this life-giving seed is falling on good ground and is growing. Let our hearts not be like a rock, where it is impossible for the seed to grow and for the tender roots to penetrate but let His word break our hardened hearts this morning.
We also need to be careful that our work, entertainment and social life do not choke the germinating tender seed which has been planted, as the cares of the world are like the birds of prey that steal and destroy the fruit.
Let us seek the Lord so that He may water the word which is sown in our lives and let there be life, an abundant life that will lead us to increase and bear good fruit.
Thank You for today, that I can seek You in the name of Jesus and ask You to give me Your strength to overcome the world by Your word, so that the seed that is planted in me will bear good fruit. Amen.
Your obedient servants in Christ,
Theo and Manju