Another Seed of Thought

A continuing thought from the parable series… Matthew 13.

Soil profile 236x288 38.76 KB. Units are inches.

Soil profile 236×288 38.76 KB. Units are inches. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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).

About mtsweat

Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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5 Responses to Another Seed of Thought

  1. i forgot one thing. my pastor says we’re called to be fruit inspectors. that’s not judging. just examining facts. so the next time someone calls you judgmental, just remind them that you’re a fruit inspector! kari

    • mtsweat says:

      Praise the Lord for the enthusiasm and excitement you have for our Lord and His gospel, Kari! We thank you for reading and sharing, but much more for loving and bringing glory to the name of Jesus. Blessings good friend!

  2. love love love your writings. keep using your gift. you’re blessing all kinds of people you don’t even know. kari

  3. >> “We’re not soil experts, we’re sowers”
    So true – which is why sometimes we are surprised when someone we thought would be receptive is not, and someone we didn’t expect a response from wants more.
    So true – which is why we must be dependent on Holy Spirit and follow His lead with His words.

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