Genesis 39:1-41:16; Matthew 12:46-13:23; Psalm 17:1-15; Proverbs 3:33-35
“Hear then the parable of the sower: When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulations or persecutions arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. As for what was sown among the thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”
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Sow and pray
that God’s Word
will have effect
on those we meet
Sow and pray
for Jesus’ sake.
Sow among your family and friends,
in the workplace,
concert halls and soccer arenas,
at dance lessons,
by the sick’s bedside,
a baby’s bassinet.
God desires His Word of Salvation
to be scattered throughout
until He comes
Lord God, you are not picky about where your seed–your Word–is sown. You don’t wait until the fields are cleared of rocks–or until people “get their act together.” You throw your seed into spiritually “hostile” fields –into universities, think tanks, halls of alternative lifestyles, gambling pits, night clubs, mission fields near and far. Lord, we pray that your Word will take root wherever it is sown. Continue to nourish our faith through the reading and acting upon your Holy Word and to continue sowing it all around us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgement, but has passed from death to life.” John 5:24