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“The Sower”

Key Verse

“But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.” Matthew 13:8

Text — Matthew 13:3-9


Our Bible passage is a parable of Jesus about the kingdom of God. It shows that preparation for inheriting God’s heavenly kingdom starts from the earth. The story tells of a particular sower (farmer) who went out to plant seeds. As he worked, some of the seeds fell on the wayside, some on the rock, while some fell among thorns and a good number too fell on good ground. At the time of harvest, it was only the ones on the good ground that had plenty valuable fruits.

Jesus uses this parable to tell us how the gospel will be received in the world. There are important lessons for us here: (i) Salvation and fruitfulness depend upon how individuals respond to God’s word. (ii) The enemies of God’s word are Satan, worldly affairs and pleasures. (iii) There will be a mixed reaction to the gospel by the world. Some who hear will not understand, others will believe and get saved, but will later fade away, still others will believe unto salvation, persevere and bear fruits in varying degree. Pray that you will be among those whose life will bear fruits of salvation and righteousness.

Further Reading

John 15:4,5

Prayer for today

Lord Jesus, make my heart a good soil for Your word to find expression in me always.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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