“And the seed that fell on good soil represents those who hear and accept God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” (Mark 4:20 NLT)
What kind of soil are you?
In this parable Jesus compares us to different types of soil, and compares the truth of the gospel to a seed. Some soil, He says, is so full of weeds - worries about money, or other worldly concerns - that the gospel just gets forgotten. In others, they accept as long as its easy, but as soon as they are made fun of for their faith, or they realize they don’t fit in if they are a Christian, they fall away.
But in others, they are ready to accept the truth. It takes root deep in their lives, because they realize that nothing is more important than the truth of God - not wealth, not popularity, not temporary pleasure - and they not only grow, but they spread it to others.
Ask yourself today, which kind are you? And, more importantly, what kind do you want to be? Ask God to help you be good, fertile soil for the gospel, not just for your benefit, but for the benefit of the world.
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