Again He began to teach beside the sea. And a
very large crowd gathered about Him, so that He got into a boat and sat in it
on the sea, and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land. And He was
teaching them many things in parables, and in His teaching He said to them: “Listen! Behold, a sower went out to
sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and
the birds came and devoured it. Mark 4:1-4
One Sunday, after
preaching from the book of Ephesians about wives submitting to their husbands,
a precious lady in our church who my wife and I loved very much came to me and
said, “Pastor, it doesn’t bother me for you to preach on wives submitting to
their husbands. I’ve already decided
that doesn’t apply to me.”
Is there an area in
your life where the seed of God’s Word is being snatched away before it takes root
because your circumstances or your desires have told you that it doesn’t apply
to you? It is dangerous for us to decide
which of God’s commands we do not have to obey!
we harden our hearts to God’s commands in His Word, it impossible for it to
take root and grow. Seed that doesn’t
take root and grow will never bear fruit.
good news is that even hard ground can be made soft again and ready for sowing
seeds. God is speaking to your heart
right now, and asking you to be willing for Him to make you willing to obey all
that He says. Will you obey?
a great day, and keep moving forward!
Posted on 11/26/2014
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under