Remember the saying about people’s understanding of life:
He who knows and knows that he knows is wise; follow him.
He who knows and knows not that he knows is asleep; awaken him.
He who knows not and knows that he knows not is ignorant; teach him.
He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool; shun him.
Jesus also tells us how people respond to the Kingdom of God. There are four ways that people respond to the Word of God:
There are those who understand the word of God and the kingdom grows and produces fruit; they are good soil.
There are those who receive the Word of God and the kingdom begins to grow but it is then choked by the worries of life; they are the soil covered by thorns.
There are those who hear the Word of God with joy and the kingdom begins again to grow but trouble and persecution kill the growth; they are the shallow soil on the rocky places.
There are those who never understand the Word of God and growth never occurs; they are the paths, the hard soil where nothing ever grows.
Thanks to Brett Blair for these wonderful insights. Thanks to Andrea Piacquadio for the picture.
Considering the Good Soil Parable of Jesus, what kind of soil are YOU most of the time: good, thorny, rocky or hard?
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