Read Timothy 6:13-16, Psalm 100 and Luke 8:4-15
“And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold.” (Luke 8:8)
In today’s Gospel passage, Jesus gives us a parable of a sower who went out to sow seeds on different kinds of soils. It didn’t seem as if the sower in the parable did any form of clearing, digging or tilling before he began to sow. he allowed the seeds fall from his hands freely.
This parable reveals the carefree attitude that God has towards us. He does not have favourites, he allows the seed of his Word to fall freely in different hearts even though not all of them have the capacity for growth.
There are some people who receive God’s words with so much enthusiasm, they become so emotional about the word of God but the moment they step out of the church, they never practice what the Word of God says. It is like the birds come and steal the Word. There are some people who find it difficult to understand or believe God’s words. Their hearts are made of stone. They have no roots in them, they are like seeds that fell on rock.
Again, there are some people who listen to God’s words with a sincere intention to practice it but they find themselves at crossroads given their deep seated love for material prosperity. These are seeds that fall among thorns.
Finally, there are some who hear God’s words and allow it to take deep roots in them. They not only apply it, they also set an example by their life thereby winning souls for God in thirty, sixty or hundred fold.
The question is: Which category do I belong? Do I let God’s Words find root in my daily life? Do I tell myself, it is impossible to obey God? Do I love riches (mammon) more than God?
Let us pray: Lord Jesus, use me to win souls for your glory. Amen.
Be Happy. Live Positive. Have Faith. It is well with you. God bless you. (Saturday of week 24 in Ordinary Time. Bible Study: Timothy 6:13-16, Psalm 100 and Luke 8:4-15).