This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. Luke 8:11
When a farmer is planting a large field, he will scatter seeds everywhere on that field. The purpose is to get as much seed out so that he can get as many plants as possible, to have the greatest harvest possible.
In the same way, when a person has some great information or something to sell, he will scatter the news out in whatever means possible. He may use social media sources, news resources, ads online and in flyers, billboards, or whatever else it takes to get the information out.
Jesus had given a parable about a farmer scattering seeds. Afterwards He stated that the seeds were the word of God.
While the world is scattering seeds all the time to sell things and lifestyles, the believer must also be scattering some seeds. The seeds that the believer must scatter is God’s word.
The best way to scatter God’s word around is to use it in one’s general talking everyday. Incorporate God’s word in one’s day-to-day conversations.
Too many believers do not use God’s word daily. Often this is because they have not been in it and do not know it. They are also afraid of offending someone.
Using God’s word does not necessarily mean that one has to say ‘Thus saith the Lord in such and such a verse’ every time they speak. It is just incorporating His words, truths and teachings in one’s daily conversations.
As this is done all the time, everywhere, some will accept it and others will reject it. However, the more seed scattered broadly, the greater the chance of more people accepting Jesus as their Savior.
No one can accept Jesus, unless they hear about Him. And they cannot hear, unless someone tells them.
You have some knowledge of God’s word as a believer. Instead of holding it in or just talking about it on Sundays at church, scatter it about everywhere you go.
Take every opportunity you can to use God’s word in your conversations. Do not hold back letting others know what God’s word says about each and every situation met with.
The world desperately need to hear God’s word–the Truth. They need to hear about Jesus and what He has done for them.
Scatter the seed and allow God to do His work in growing that seed.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know God’s word in your heart; that you will speak God’s word to all you meet; and that God will use His word through you to build His kingdom.
Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me. Luke 7:23
People love to follow other people. They like to know how they should live their lives, by watching someone they admire as to how to that person lives his.
While this can help a person learn some good things, it can also cause a person to stumble. When the person being followed fails or does something wrong, it can crush the person following him, causing him to stumble in his views.
After John’s disciples came and asked if Jesus was the One who is to come, Jesus tells them to report what they see. After saying this, Jesus also mentions that the one who does not stumble because of Him is blessed.
One may wonder how one might stumble because of Jesus. Looking at the life of Jesus one will see that He was a human, just like everyone else, but was also God at the same time. Many people struggle with this concept and stumble in their belief in who Jesus was and what He could and would do.
Jesus also lived a holy life that was an extremely high standard, all the while living in this fallen world. Every believer is to live that same type of life. Yet, many stumble and fall away, because they cannot understand it or refuse to accept it.
No believer should see Jesus as just a man or a good teacher. He was much more than that. Those who fully realize who Jesus is and what He requires of every person, will be fully blessed in many ways for following Jesus and His ways.
Whoever looks at Jesus through the eyes of the world will stumble. Seeing Jesus for who He really is will keep one from stumbling.
Open your bible and study who Jesus really is. Study to know what He did and calls you to do. Allow God’s Holy Spirit to guide you and show you how to live your life.
Do not allow the false thinking of this world to corrupt your thoughts on who Jesus is. Allow God to answer your questions about who Jesus is and how to follow Him.
The world will put doubt and fears in your heart and mind, not God’s truth, who Jesus is. As you follow and trust in Jesus, you will be blessed for all eternity.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know who Jesus really is; that you will not see Jesus as the world does; and that you will know the blessings of follow Jesus.