Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Jesus spoke to many in parables. As I was reading today in Matthew 13 started to think what kind of sower am I?

Matthew 13:3-9

3..."A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9He who has ears, let him hear." 

This confused me as I read it until I read further into Matthew 13:18-23

 18"Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away. 22The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful. 23But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown."

Wow that made me really think.  Really what kind of sower am I.  Do I hear God's word and not use it?  Do I hear the word but worry about this life and let it stop me from be fruitful.  Or do I hear the word, understand it and produce more?

What kind of sower are you?  
Lil' Momma

1 comment:

  1. I love this passage and come back to it from time to time. Unfortunately, right now in my life, I can see me as different types of soil on different days. I of course want to be the good soil, but worries often creep in. I allow myself to become overwhelmed even though I know I don't live this life alone,and I know that He promises to provide all that I need. Another good passage is about how God makes sure that even the birds or the grass of the field are fed and taken care of. How much more does he love me!?! I don't need to waste any energy worrying about tomorrow.

    Thank you for this! I was feeling a little overwhelmed tonight. This was exactly what I needed to read! I pray that I can be good soil so that my energy is spent glorifying God and telling others of him instead of looking inward with worry.


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