OTHER SEED FELL ON GOOD SOIL
Matthew 13:8-9 “Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop-a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. He who has ears let him hear.”
We must be faithful to sow seeds.
But it is the Lord who harvests the crop of believers.
GREW UP AND CHOKED THE PLANTS
Matthew 13:7 “Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.”
Not every seed that is planted will sprout.
Not every seed will grow tall.
Not every seed will become a fully developed plant to harvest.
As Christians we sow the seeds of the Gospel trusting others to come along to water, fertilize, and weed.
THEY HAD NO ROOT
Matthew 13:5-6 “Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.”
Farmers sowed seeds by hand. No matter how skillful a farmer was, some seeds landed on the wayside among rocky ground and thorns.
Those seeds without root sprouted but quickly died under the scorching sun.
It reminds me of people who enthusiastically make a show of accepting Christ but never plant the roots of their souls in God’s Word, prayer, and fellowship.