“But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it.” – Matthew 13:23
This week as we return to the Gospel of Matthew, we hear of what the kingdom of heaven is like through a series of parables. We know that the Kingdom of God is near – Jesus says ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near’ way back in Chapter 4.
Primarily we will be thinking about the parable of the sower. It’s a very well known parable and I’m sure you’ve all read it before. I hope that this week we might be able to remind ourselves that it is the seed sown on good soil that will yield a crop. It is when we not only hear the word, but understand it and live it out that we will produce fruit.
Friends, don’t fall into the trap of hearing, but not understanding God’s word.