A Christian Journey

Good Soil

“He said to them, To you it has been given to come progressively to know, to recognize and understand more strongly and clearly the mysteries and secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that though looking, they may not see; and hearing, they may not comprehend.”  Luke 8:10  Amplified

In our verse today Jesus is speaking to His disciples who were asking Him to explain the parable of the sower. When we read this verse it initially sounds a little unfair. Jesus is saying that the disciples are going to be let into an exclusive group who will be able to understand what He explains, but everyone else will be left out.  At least that’s what I always used to think. Now I’m not trying to sound super spiritual, but my understanding of this verse now is that God’s word becomes clear to those who really seek to understand.

Many people take a casual interest in the Bible, God’s word. They may read it once in a while, listen to a sermon once a week, or read a devotion every now and then, but they aren’t serious about it. Unfortunately even believers fall into that trap. For them they have a tug or push in their heart to know God’s word more, but as the parable of the sower states, they let the cares of this world distract them. The Bible is God’s instruction book for life, the answer to any problem you have is in there, for those who seek it.

In His explanation of the parable of the sower Jesus concluded by saying, “But as for that seed in the good soil, these are the people who, hearing the Word, hold it fast in a just, noble, virtuous and worthy heart, and steadily bring forth fruit with patience.” Be a seeker of God and His word, ask Him to help you understand it and He will, He does that for me.

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