[The Glory Unveiled]
Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.” When he said this, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” ( Luke 8:8 )
In the parable of the Sower we see three very important things being emphasised. The seed being sown, the sower and the soil (destination). There is an interplay between these three in order to warrant a good yield or otherwise. And by God’s grace we would dwell on that interplay for today’s meditation. All the three elements of emphasis are equally important and non negotiable. The soil is necessary for the seed to find expression of its attributes and inherent nature. If the soil is unavailable, the potential of the seed to produce will be truncated. The sower is also needed to sow the seed because the seed does not sow itself. There is the need for a sower who will consciously put the seed in the ground. And then finally, the seed itself. The seed has the ability to reproduce much more than was buried in the ground. Reading the full account of the parable of the sower (see Luke 8:5-15), we will notice that among the three important elements, the seed and the sower were unchanging. The seed was good and the sower, impartial. But the destination (soil, rock, thorns) was varying. And the varying nature of the destination caused the effort of the sower and the potential of the seed to go waste. The soil in the verse is a repentant heart. Let the word of Christ dwell richly in our hearts.
Prayer_Bead: Lord of the harvest, He who gives increase to the crop, thank you for the seed of your word, thank you for the soil of my heart, thank you for the Holy Spirit who sows the word in my heart. I pray for a bountiful yield, in Jesus’ name.
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