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PostSubject: Ears to Hear   Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:42 am

Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around Him was so large that He got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge. He taught them many things by parables, and in His teaching said: “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 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. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.” Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.” When He was alone, the Twelve and the others around Him asked Him about the parables. He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that,

“they may be ever seeing but never perceiving,
and ever hearing but never understanding;
otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!”

Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable? 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 rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. 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 4:1-20

Insight: The seed of God's Word has fallen on your heart sometime, somewhere in your life. But what was the condition of your heart when they were sown? Did Satan immediately steal them? Did they sprout up but quickly wither by the troubles of life? Did material things, worries or the deceitfulness of wealth choke them out? The seed of God's word can be sown again; perhaps right now! This time, let them fall in the deep, fertile soil of your heart so they can produce an abundant crop for God's glory! As Jesus said, "Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear!"

Dear God, Let the seed of Your Word penetrate my heart. Soften this stony heart so I can receive it, so I can believe it, so I can desire it. I want to produce "an abundant crop" through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen

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