Friday, June 15, 2018

The Parable of the Sower, Part One

That day Jesus went out of the house and was sitting by the sea. And large crowds gathered to Him, so He got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd was standing on the beach.
And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, “Behold, the sower went out to sow; and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.
Matthew 13:1-3 
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

This scripture is from the Parable of the Sower spoken by Jesus in the New Testament.

Jesus said that understanding the Parable of the Sower was the key to understanding all of the other parables he spoke. Have you ever taken time to really chew on the word and digest what Jesus is saying in this most important parable? 

The sower of course is the Lord Jesus Christ and the seed is the word of God which is being sown in our hearts. The birds of the air are a picture of the enemy, Satan and the powers of darkness. 

These enemies come into our lives to steal the word and stop it from finding place in our hearts. They use every scheme they can to prevent spiritual growth in us and to take our thoughts off of spiritual things.

  Do you ever wonder why you can sit and read a magazine and be completely uninterrupted but the minute you start to read the Bible, everyone seems to want your attention?

How many times have you sat in a Bible Study and your mind seems to drift a million miles away? 

You think about the favorite T.V. show you saw or how well your favorite sports team is doing, when all while, the Word of God is going forth. 

The birds of the air are stealing the word from your heart! They are distracting your mind and taking it in a different direction. They don’t want the word to take root in your heart and produce life in you. 

There is a war against the word! 

  If we were honest every one of us has been there. We battle distractions and tiredness but it’s important to keep our minds engaged in what’s happening and to have ears to hear what is being said! The Bible says these are perilous times and we do not want to be distracted from the simplicity and purity of being devoted to Christ. 

  Lord help us today to really hear what you are saying to us and to listen to your word and allow it to be planted in our hearts on good soil. Help us not to be "hearers" only but to walk out the word in our daily lives. In Jesus name, Amen.

The real fear of the Lord is the fear of missing God. What if He is speaking and we are not listening?

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