Matthew 13:1-29, "Jesus sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered, He got into a boat. He told them a parable saying, 'A farmer went out to sow seed. As he did so some fell along the path and birds came and ate it up...
'Some fell on rocky places where there was not much soil...
'It sprang up quickly, but the soil was shallow. When the sun came up it scorched the plants and they withered because they had no root.
'Other seed fell among the 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.
(Explanation of the sown seed)
Matthew 13:18-23, The parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom (salvation) and doesn't understand it, the evil one (Satan) comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart This is the seed sown along the path.
'The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places who hears the Word and at once receives it with joy. But since it has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the Word, he quickly falls away.
DON'T LOSE FAITH
'The one that received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the Word, but worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth chokes it, making it unfruitful.
'The one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the Word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a 100, 60 or 30 times what was sown.' "
Is your life in Christ sowing seed for His eternal Kingdom? Share His Word of salvation and He will do the rest to bring others to His eternal Kingdom! Praise His Holy Name!