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Hello,

Jesus told a story about “seeds” . Luke Chp. 8

The “seed” is the Word of God.

The soil or dirt the seed fall on is the heart of a person.

Some of the seed fell on the pathway where people walk. Birds came along the path and ate the seed. So the seed did not grow.

Jesus said, This is like a person who hears God’s Word, but does not take it in. They do not think about it seriously or believe it. Jesus said The devil is like the birds who comes and takes away the seed. The people never believe God’s Word.

Some of the seed fell on rocks. The seeds began to grow. But they did not have good roots because of the rocks. And the plants died. 

Jesus said This is like people who hear God’s Word, they believe and start to grow in the spirit with God, but things in their past, or hard times, or temptations of life, crowd out or choke out the Word of God from their thinking and heart. 

Some of the seed fell among thorns. This seed began to grow and then the thorns grew stronger than the plants. The plants were weak and small.

Jesus said This is like people who hear God’s Word. They believe and begin to grow in the spirit with God, then the cares and troubles of life, the riches and trying to get more riches, and the pleasures of life take up the person’s thinking and heart and attention. Their spirit with God is small and weak. They have “leaves” but no “fruit”

Some of the seed fell onto good soil or dirt. The seed grew strong and healthy. It grew much fruit.

Jesus said This seed is like people who hear the Word of God. They believe it and keep it in their hearts and minds. They learn the ways of God. They obey the Word of God. Their spirits are strong and healthy, and they have lives that do much for God’s work in teaching others and helping others know God.

What kind of soil/dirt is your heart? Have you once before believed but now you are walking your own way? Have you once before believed but because of bad things that have happened to you you are mad at God you have become disappointed that He did not answer your prayer and now you have given up and ignore God?

Have you once before believed but you have become so busy working or having fun things to do that you do not have time for God?

Have temptation to do sinful things pulled you away from following God’s Word? 

Or have you been true and faithful? Have you continued in faith and obedience and are serving God as best as you can?

Someday we will stand before God and He will look at all we have done in all our life. What will God say to you about your life?

Good-bye now.      I’ll write again.                                                          Sincerely,           Joyce Webb



 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 



 

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