The Parable of the Sower
And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable, “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew and yielded a hundredfold.” As he said these things, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
The Purpose of the Parables
And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, he said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that ‘seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.’ Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.
What kind of harvest do you have? The harvest we should all strive for is the one with good soil. If we self-reflect and ask ourselves what kind of soil do we have, can you say you have good soil? I know that overall there are a
lot of people that have good soil. No matter what kind of soil you have, there is always growth happening. Growing with Jesus is the most beautiful thing a person could choose to do.
How do we harvest good soil? The bible says that we hear the word and hold it fast in an honest good heart, and bear fruit with patience. When we read the bible, hear the word on Sunday morning, personal devotions, bible studies, ect. change should happen. Change of heart. The word should resonate with you and impact you to take action for God’s kingdom. The word is the seed and the growth is what you do with the word. On the good days and the bad days, sow a good harvest.
I encourage you during your personal prayer time, ask Jesus to join you in your harvest. Ask him to grow with you. You got this my friend! Jesus will equip, encourage and empower you to have a good soil that will sow a good harvest.