Daily Bible Podcast Day 056 – Numbers 17-18, Psalm 29, Mark 4

December 26, 2012 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“‘The farmer sows the word. Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.’” ~Mark 4:14-20

Observation:
Jesus is explaining a parable he told the crowd about seeds that were sown on different soils.

Application:
I don’t think that I’m like seed sown on either the path or in rocky places. I worry that too often I am like seed sown among thorns and that my own desires and worries prevent me from bearing fruit. I suspect that I’m also sometimes like seed sown in good soil, but I don’t think that’s me often enough.

Prayer:
Holy Spirit, keep working in my heart so that I can be a seed sown in good soil. Don’t let worry or my own desires choke out the crop You want from me.

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