Matthew 13:18-23 – What kind of soil are you?

Join us in the Project 345 reading plan as we read through the New Testament.

Context: Jesus explains the parable of the sower and the seed.

Matthew 13:18-23 “Hear then the parable of the sower:19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path.20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy,21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. 22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.23 As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”

Observation: Good soil qualities: hears the Word, understands it and bears fruit.

Application:  As I serve today, I want to focus on hearing the Word, seeking to understand it and applying it to my life.  “Lord, bear fruit through me!”

What kind of soil are you?

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