Jesus loved to tell stories. This one was about the farmer who planted seeds for his crop. But not all seeds produced the same crop. Some did however.
The seed that was planted in the good earth—these are the good-hearts who seize the Word and hold on no matter what, sticking with it until there’s a harvest. Now they produced a bumper crop.
- I don’t want to be like the seed that never produces anything. I want to be fruitful. God’s goal for me is to produce a crop for Jesus, our Master.
- I must listen to Jesus. Sometimes I don’t really understand what he is saying. It isn’t clear. I must hang in there and press in. He will explain it.
- May I seize the word. May I hold onto it now matter what. May I stick with it until there is a harvest.
As they went from town to town, a lot of people joined in and traveled along. He addressed them, using this story: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. Some of it fell on the road; it was tramped down and the birds ate it. Other seed fell in the gravel; it sprouted, but withered because it didn’t have good roots. Other seed fell in the weeds; the weeds grew with it and strangled it. Other seed fell in rich earth and produced a bumper crop.
“Are you listening to this? Really listening?