Good evening y’all. Today we are looking at Mark chapter 4
Be Blessed 🙂
In verses 3 to 8, Jesus tells us about the different kinds of soil. He goes on to explain 2 his disciples in verses 13 to 20 the meaning of each soil and it’s implications.
I am going to do a quick summary on each. My prayer is that the Holy Spirit will minister to us and help us realise where we are and give us the grace to make the necessary amends. Our goal is it be the fertile soil which produced a great harvest.
1) The footpath soil –
These are the ones whose hearts are hardened and unreceptive to the word of God. There is no room in their lives for God’s word at all. They believe they don’t need His help and can get through life on their own. Jeffrey E Miller had this to say about this kind of Soil-
“This soil represents a hard heart that doesn’t permit the Word of God to penetrate its surface. These individuals are in control of their own lives; they have all of the answers. They are unteachable, and the Word of God falls upon their deaf ears.” (Www.bible.org)
Are you a footpath soil?
2) Shallow soil –
These ones who hear the word and are immediately filled with excitement but it doesn’t last enough to produce any effect in their lives. They lack a personal relationship with The Word Himself – Jesus, so when the storms and challenges of life come, they are unable to stand. No wonder Paul prayed that we will be deeply rooted in Christ
Are you a shallow soil?
3) Thorny soil –
These ones hear the word and receive it but somewhere along the line, life happens to them. They become too busy for God or distracted by the activities of life. They don’t have time to tend or nurture their relationship with God. The more they leave it unattended, the more the thorns keep growing and eventually the relationship withers away …
Are you a thorny soil?
4) Fertile soil –
These ones who hear the word of God and accept it. They embrace the word with faith and run with it. The Word transforms their lives and produces fruits. Their lives impact others around them. They are not ashamed to tell others about their faith.
Are you a fertile soil?
Our ultimate goal is to get to a point where our hearts are the right condition for the word of God to grow in us and to impact the lives of those we come in contact with. Where the cares of this world do not overwhelm us. Where we have learnt to put into practice Matthew 6:33 which says seek ye first the Kingdom of God and it’s righteousness….. Where we have learnt to surrender it all to God and let His Spirit lead us.
I pray God removes every barrier that’s stopping us from becoming a fertile soil. That we will learn to cast all our anxiety and fears for tomorrow on Him and keep looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith. In Jesus ‘s Name. Amen
Thanks for joining today. Pls feel free to share your thoughts.
Have a blessed evening 🙂
***With God all things are possible***