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15 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.
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11 "This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. 13 Those on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. 14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life's worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. 15 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. NIV
Probably Jesus’ first parable, He uses a common example that would have been recognized by all those present – maybe He even saw a farmer in the distance out spreading seed in his field – and applied it to the spreading of the Word of God. The preparation of the receiver’s hearts has everything to do with how the Word of God grows in their lives. And not only when they receive the Word of God, but what they DO with it in their lives (produce a crop) is as important as the receiving.
We have a “mission statement” in our Sunday School class:
“If your Sundays don’t change your Mondays, then what’s the point?”
What we learn from reading and studying God’s Word is important; but equally important is what we DO with that knowledge. We MUST take that knowledge we gathered on Sunday and take it out into the world on Monday, or we have missed the intent of our Savior’s commission to spread the seed:
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. NIV
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We believe that we really do need to stand ready as Peter says:
1 Peter 3:15
15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. NIV
Through our knowledge of God’s Word and Jesus our Lord we can discern truth from error, test the spirits, and defend our faith.
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