At a time when there seems to be financial challenges on every front, perhaps we need to use this “recession” time to evaluate our resources.
Mat 13:3 And Jesus spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
Mat 13:6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
Mat 13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
Mat 13:8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
Some seeds fell on good ground, and grew and brought forth fruit! Some brought forth 100 fruits, some 60 fruits, some 30 fruits. This ground obviously had what the other grounds did not, protection, water, and light.
Mat 13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Mat 13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Mat 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
Mat 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
Luk 16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Mat 13:20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
Mat 13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but endureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
Mat 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Mat 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundredfold some sixty, some thirty.
Being on good ground is not only hearing the Word of God, but understanding it and bearing fruit to it. As we learnt in the last study, when we produce good fruit which holds the Word of God within it (as fruit holds its seeds within it), that fruit is then offered to others, a servant of the Father is indeed a sower of the seeds of His Word. The more we serve the Father by following His Word, the more fruit we bring forth because we become wiser. The Father opens our eyes and ears to His Word when we are on good ground, and ready to grow.
This Parable is important because it tells us how to get ourselves on the right ground to let the Word of God grow within us successfully, making us fruitful. But also to keep in mind whilst sowing seeds to others, everyone in this flesh age is on one of these types of ground.
We must make sure we are on good ground at all times, always prepared to receive the Word of God daily, then you will serve the Father well.
Luk 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
How to reap 100-fold? Stay tuned
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