The Seed

“One Year Bible” New Testament Passage
Matthew 12:46-13:23

But he who received the seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Matthew 13:23 (NKJV)

The parable of the seed and the sower is one of the most important lessons that Jesus taught. It encompasses a wide spectrum of human experience. It is a story of contrasts. There are numerous and varied “life CIRCUMSTANCES.” And there is essentially one CONSTANT.

That one CONSTANT is the Word of God. The metaphor used to describe the Word of God is that of a seed – something very small but with great power – something with hidden potential. A seed is useless unless it grows. A seed only has value in what it produces.

The VARIABLE in this story is the soil. The soil is a description of your life and of your receptivity to God. Here’s the good news: if I keep my heart in the right place, I will receive all the the Word (the seed) describes! If my life is good soil, the seed WILL BEAR FRUIT in me!

So, what is your “heart condition” today? God promises you this: if you will receive His Word in the simplicity of faith, laying aside all distractions of worldly care, focusing on Him as your supply, He will prevail in you!

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