Unspeakable Joy Devotional

1.5 Twenty19

img_9419 Yesterday while driving to Edna, Texas, there were many fields that exhibited good soil.  You could tell that the soil was prepared and cultivated.  I thought how we are like these fields.  Our hearts are like soil.  Jesus spoke in parables and in the book of Matthew we read the parable of the sower.

Matthew 13:3-9 “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.  He who has ears, let him hear.”

To have good soil, we must be willing to work to protect the seed when it’s planted and pull out weeds of sin in order for the Word to flourish.  Today strive for your heart to be good soil, where you can grow, take root and thrive in God’s Word –  producing good fruit.

“But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop”.  Luke 8:15


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