There is no better illustration of evangelism than the parable of the sower. God’s message is told to a variety of folks. Some reject it, some dabble, some try to ride the fence and some follow and allow God to lead. The parable shows the impact on our lives. It is really a parable of the seeds and soils. The soils are us, the seeds the gospel and the various circumstances are life as we know it. Jesus wanted the people to desire to be soil and want to bear good fruit. He wanted them to understand that it was neither the message or the sower that controlled the fruit—but the soils.
2000 years later—it is still the soils. If we fail to accept his message or try to dabble in it, we will never become strong in the Lord. In addition, if we try to live with one foot in the world and one in Christ, we will be choked out and rendered useless. It is only when we submit to his leadership and grow in our faith that we are truly able to see the amazing impact he can have on our world thru us. We can choose to be Good soil by allowing him to prune, weed and nourish us through his word and godly fellowship. Then as we share his love we see fruit just as he did. Help me, Lord to follow your leadership and produce fruit.
God Bless You
Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge. 2 He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said: 3 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.”
9 Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”