Where Has Your Seed Fallen?
In this Entry, we discussed the different locations that the seed has fallen in the parable of Luke 8: 4-15. We talk about what it means when your seed lands on The Path, Rocky Ground, Thorns, or the Good Soil. As you listen to this Entry and read the scriptures for yourself. Ask yourself these questions below:
1.) Currently in your life, where have your seeds fallen?
2.) What type of fruit are we bearing? Good Fruit or Bad Fruit?
3.) What are some idols we are making time for, in place of God?
Once you have answered all the questions, and there are things that you would like to change. Repent, and ask God for forgiveness. And make an effort to start putting God First.
Luke 8:4-15 New International Version (NIV)
While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.”
When he said this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”
His disciples asked him what this parable meant. He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that,
“‘Though seeing, they may not see;
Though hearing, they may not understand.’
“This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.
Exodus 20:5 New International Version (NIV)
You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me
Ezekiel 36:25 New International Version (NIV)
I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.
Luke 6:43 New International Version (NIV)
“No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.
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