Check the Soil of Your Heart – June 19, 2019

2019-06-19     

Check the Soil of Your Heart

The farmer sows the word. Mark 4:14

In Jesus’ parable of the sower, the seed landed on four types of ground, producing four different results. ‘The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message, only to have Satan come at once and take it away. The seed on the rocky soil represents those who hear the message and immediately receive it with joy. But since they don’t have deep roots, they don’t last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God’s word. The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced. 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’ (vv. 15-20). The seed of God’s Word cannot fail: ‘It always produces fruit’ (Isaiah 55:11). So if God’s promises aren’t being fulfilled in your life, ask yourself, ‘What kind of soil am I?’ Are you a surface person – thin-skinned and easily offended? A shallow person with no spiritual root system? Are you thorny ground? Are ‘the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things’ choking the spiritual life out of you? Or are you rich, fertile ground that produces results? Check the soil of your heart.

Prayer
Heavenly Father, help me get and stay in the good soil You have for me to grow and produce results. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

One comment

  1. I live in Lowell IN & had a flight to go to the LWML convention in Mobile AL! Arrived at South Bend Airport on time, but I forgot to change my watch to Eastern Time! So I missed my flight, but I know sometimes God allows these things to happen for a reason ! I have a later flight which will work out ok! Was able to tell another person for the reason for my trip! I am a delegate for Northern IN Hammond district! Thank you for your devotions! Helped me while waiting!
    Dolores Brei

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