Soil Searching

Almost everyone rejoices when hearing the Gospel for the first time. Jesus tells a parable of a farmer spilling his seeds on three different ground types and the results of each in Luke 8:4-15.

I’m focusing on the seeds falling in the rocky and thorny terrain.

Jesus explains to his disciples that the rocky terrain represents people who rejoice at the Word of God, but take no root in it. They do not build a foundation in Christianity. I found myself here early in my walk, claiming Christ, but having no idea what that meant.

Jesus goes on to explain the thorny terrain are people who hear the Word of God, but live their life chasing other things. I still find myself here from time to time. I get so wrapped up in life and my own desires, I neglect God and ignore His wishes for me.

Are you the rocky soil where the seeds of God’s Word have no root? Are you the thorny soil, chasing anything but God? I implore you as I will to seek to be fertile ground, chasing God with the same zeal he chases us.

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