When we look at Mark Chapter 4:1-8, Jesus is teaching by the lake. The crowd is so large that He got into a boat so everyone could see and hear Him. He tells the parable of the farmer, who went out to sow his seed. But when Jesus is done teaching, he explains the parable to his disciples. These words are important to us today. What are we doing with the seeds that are planted in us? What does the soil of our hearts look like?”The farmer sows the word. Some people are like the seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. Others, like the seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop – some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.” Mark 4:14-20
May the soil of our hearts produce a crop for the glory of God! Amen

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