Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Good Soil

Scripture: Matthew 13:8

"And others fell on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty. 

Insights:  Today we read about the last kind of soil.  This soil is deep, soft, and clean soil.  In other words, it is soft, unlike the hard way side soil.  It is deep, unlike the stony limestone ground soil.  It is clean, unlike the weed infested soil.  This seed found in this soil bursts into life and it brings forth a tremendous harvest, a hundredfold, some sixtyfold, and some thirtyfold.  Now I am not a farmer and I have no personal knowledge regarding harvest and returns.  Some commentaries of mine, however, inform me that the average harvest would be seven-and-a-half-fold and a good crop would be tenfold. The point I am making is this crop in this good soil is a tremendously flourishing crop.  As with the previous soils, next week we will look at the explanation of this parable and unpack the details regarding this soil.  Beloved, I can tell you; this soil is the kind of soil you ought to desire being.  May your life reflect the love of God to a lost and dying world which is in need of a Savior. 

  1. Does this soil describe you?
  2. If it does, what kind of fruitful harvest are you producing for the King?
Prayer: Father, as one of Your children I desire to live a life that produces a hundredfold harvest for Your kingdom.  Mold and shape my heart to think and act on the priorities the best exalt You.  Amen.

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