A continuing thought from the parable series… Matthew 13.
We can be a very discriminating people. I don’t mean to suggest we do it intentionally, but sub conscientiously, we tend to choose our associates by their resemblance to ourselves. We like to like people who are like us.
The parable of the seed and soils destroys such a mindset. It implores an indiscriminate method of evangelizing. Jesus’ analogy describes good seeds falling on soil that will allow it to grow and soil that will not alike. Sometimes the seed hits rocky soil where it can’t take root. Other times it finds grounds owned by the weeds that will strangle and kill the growth of the seed. But we strive for those times when the seed finds fertile soil, takes root, and grows to maturity.
The point is we don’t know what type of ground each seed is finding. We’re not soil experts, we’re sowers.
Jesus has instructed us to go into all of the world and make disciples. God prepares soils and we sow the seed of good news, “Jesus is Messiah and Lord!” We indiscriminately share the gospel with everyone that our Heavenly Father gives opportunity for, trusting that He is preparing a heart that is ready to see the treasure found in Christ Jesus, and where He begins a good work, He will see it through to completion (Phil. 1:6).
- Here a Seed, There a Seed, Everywhere a Seed, Seed (ptl2010.com)
- Parable Purposes: Sowing Seeds (ptl2010.com)
- Parable Purposes: Sovereignty, Salvation, and the Spirit (ptl2010.com)