Are We Hardened, Rocky, Thorny Or Good Soil?

Jesus used lots of parables to help people understand the Kingdom of God. One of those parables is known as the parable of the sower. This parable pictures a farmer out sowing seed and the seed falls among four types of soil. One is hardened soil, another is rocky soil, another is thorny soil and the last is good soil
When the seed fell in hardened soil, it never penetrates he ground and birds pick it up. This soil represents people who say “No” to the gospel. The rocky soil represents people who receive the gospel but there is no depth so, the person falls away due to temptation. The thorny soil represents people who receive the gospel but have lots of other things in their lives that are more important to them than serving Christ and the cares of the world make it tough for the seed of the gospel to grow. But the good soil…. it represents people who receive the seed of the gospel and they live for Christ and become a strong, mature Christian.
So, which soil do we represent? Hardened, rocky, thorny or good soil?
Are you walking with Christ or, have you backslidden because of things that tempt you? Are there other things in your life that are preventing the seed of the gospel from growing?
But, if our soul represents the good seed, our lives are devoted to Christ and the Holy Spirit is working in us So what are we? Hardened, rocky, thorny or good soil? Today, let’s remove anything that could tempt us and anything that could prevent us following Christ completely and may our hearts represent good soil that is open to the power of the gospel.
There is an old story about a man who worked in a factory and one of the employees was a man named Joe. Joe was a strong Christian. One day, an accident happened and the man lay on the floor dying. Someone asked him if he knew Christ? Was he ready for death?
When asked if he knew Christ, the man replied, “Is he like Joe?”
He didn’t know who Jesus was but he knew Joe and Joe was a strong Christian.
Today, may our lives represent good soil and may we be someone who leads others to Christ.

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