Friday, April 23, 2021

Matthew 13:3-8 Scripture Meditation by Stephen Taylor

Matthew 13:3-8

Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 

 

In the Parable of the Sower, Jesus talks about a farmer who is out sowing seed, which represents the Word of God. Last night, I was lying in bed and God brought it to my attention that at one point or another in my life, I have been each one of those types of soils and have let numerous outside circumstances dictate my relationship and growth in God.

 


The thing that stuck out to me, though, is that the farmer isn’t out there gently placing the seed on the ground; he is out there slinging it! LOL! He doesn’t care that most of it is falling in bad soil. It’s not his job to make sure it hits the target. It’s his job to make sure it gets out there! I’m so thankful for the men and women in my life who didn’t look at “my soil” before planting! Instead, they were obedient and trusted in God to do what God does best, reconcile us and allow us to grow in Him! Trust me, some of these people have been hitting me with seed for 20+ years before it actually found good soil, but they never gave up and neither can we!

 

Let’s be like these people who didn’t see a drug addicted, prideful narcissist but instead saw a child of God longing to be accepted!! They didn’t judge the exterior but loved the interior, and I pray we can all follow their lead!!! Thank you, true examples of Jesus!!!

 

I love you all! God bless, and Glory to God always!!!!!!

 

 

 

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