Mark 4:14-15, 20 NIV 2011
“The farmer sows the word. Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.
Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.”
Mark recorded Jesus’ explanation after teaching the crowd the parable of the sower. Jesus used stories of everyday experiences as examples of God’s Truth both spiritual and moral. The sower was sowing God’s Word. Some seeds were sown only to come under Satan’s attack. Even Jesus faced the Enemy. Matthew 4:10, “Jesus said to him, ‘Away from me, Satan! For it is written: “Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.”’” Examples of different soils were used. The last yielded differing fruitful quantities. As God prepares the soil, His Word will accomplish His purpose.
Talking with our Children’s Ministry Director this morning we share a similar frustration when sowing seeds. Sometimes we are just like those who didn’t understand the parable. We want those who hear to “get it” right now! I need to daily toss the seeds then pray they take root and grow. Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” I’m called to follow His Word by tossing as He preps and tends the soil.
Where will you toss God’s Word today?
Grounded in Jesus,