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“The seed is the word of God…”
August 7, 2009, 2:45 am
Filed under: C Gospel According to Luke
As I read Chapters 8 to 10 from the Book of Luke this morning it was interesting how after having read this parable of the seed and four soils that the Holy Spirit began to show me how Jesus sowed the seed in the soils of peoples lives. I probably would have missed this if I had only read the one chapter. He mentioned that “the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.” Jesus reiterates this when he then says a few verses later: “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.” To a man whom Jesus removed a bunch of demons from, was sent home in order to “tell how much God has done for you.” By healing a sick woman and raising a child from the dead he demonstrated His power over the evil one but also put into practice what He spoke. He then sent the twelve disciples out “to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.” later he “spoke to them (five thousand) about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.” And through Jesus’ travels he continued to speak to His disciples and others about being a servant and the cost of following Him. He later sent out seventy-two others to tell people they meet “the kingdom of God is near” because Jesus was on His way to their town. And then in the home of Mary and Martha, Jesus is mentioned talking to everyone in the house. Am I/you scattering seed, God’s word, to those I/we meet? If not, why not? I think for a follower of Jesus, Jesus gives us a clue why so many who claim to be followers of Jesus don’t. They spent time with Him, they listened to Him, they did what He said, together and immediately, but also met the deepest needs of peoples lives. Do I/we have someone whom we can encourage each other, to spend time with each other listening to Jesus, listening to is word, and doing what he says – scattering His word to people we know and care about, allowing Jesus through me/us to help people overcome their deepest needs?

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