The Word Implanted Produces
But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.” 20But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.” (Mark 4:8,20)
The parable of the Sower is shared in all three synoptic gospels. It is the first parable of thirty Jesus shares. Parables were figures of speech used to express moral and spiritual truths. Jesus speaks in parables to make the word more receptive to those who were willing to hear and to obscure it from those who do not want to receive. About one-third of Jesus teachings is in the form of a parable.
There is only one-way which the Seed must be received from the Sower in order to produce. The Sower, who we can look at as God, did not neglect to sow Seed in all places, or upon all people. The ground, the condition of the heart or the receiver, determined how the Seed was going to produce. Of the four types of ground only one can produce. There is some ground/heart which does not receive at all, beside the road; there is some ground/heart which receives a little but the Seed can not get deep enough, rocky; there is some ground/heart which allows weeds to grown in the same ground/heart as the Seed, and the Seed is choked. Only the ground/heart which is good soil is able to receive the Seed and produce.
Today is a great day to examine your ground/heart to see if it is ready to receive the Seed from the Sower. Luke 11:8 says, “Now the parable is this: the Seed is the Word of God.” Jesus says, “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” There is only one way to receive Jesus. When you receive Jesus you will produce.
God has sown His Seed, Jesus, is your heart/ground ready to receive Him.
Live Life According to Jesus Christ,
Elder D.J. Hayward
Increase your fellowship with God and the Body of Christ, daily. Make sure you have a local church home. The Body needs you and you need the Body. There is always more to give and receive.