Thursday, March 17, 2005

Luke-Sowing seed

Luke 8:4  And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable:  

Parables are stories thrown along side a spiritual truth, to make it understood from a natural viewpoint, using familiar things to illustrate Spiritual truths.

Luke 8:5  A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.  

The seed is the word of God sown on different soil ( hearts.)

 
Luke 8:6  And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.  

The soil was too hard and rocky. Sin hardens the heart  

Heb 3:13  But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.    

 Eph 4:32  And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Eph 5:1  Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Eph 5:2  And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.


Luke 8:7  And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.  

The seed had no chance to grow with so many thorns around it.   The thorn bush is representing cursed ground. The heart too was cursed because of Adam's sin.

Luke 8:8  And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.  

Good soil receives the seed (Word) and brings a harvest.
Can you hear this story with spiritual ears?   Eaglewings Daily Bible

1 comment:

superragman said...

From Glenn

Hi Super,
   I love this parable. A sower went out to sow his seed. The seed is the Word of God. We are always sowing and always reaping. It's like breathing; we do it until we die. Sometimes we need to evaluate... Just what we are sowing? God's Word or something else? The principle is: What is sown governs what is grown.
   The seed has life in it, but has to be planted for it to come out. There are zillions of words in the world today; books, newspapers, magazines....words everywhere written and spoken. But those words have no life in them. Only God's Words have God-breathed LIFE in them. ( The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life....John 6:63 )
   Whatever a man sows, that we he also reap. What do we want to reap? What are we going to sow? If I want watermelons; I will plant watermelon seeds. If I want tomatoes, I will plant tomato seeds. I know if I plant watermelon seeds, carrots will not come up. If they did, I didn't read the label. heh :-)
   What do I need from the Lord? Healing? Overcoming fear? Salvation? Overcome some stronghold? Then I need to plant those seeds. I know sometimes the soil needs preparation. But a lot of the time the soil is not picky; it will grow just about anything, given the climate is right. But one thing we can count on....that we will reap if we don't quit. So many times people quote:"You reap what you sow." in  a negative context, but it can also be seen as positive too. You know those watermelons are coming...one day.