Matthew 13:23 Producing a Crop

“But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Matthew 13:23

The final part of this parable looks at the seed that falls on good soil. When the soil has the correct mixture of soil, fertilizer and moisture it is a place a seed can grow.

Look at a tomato plant. One little seed is planted in the correct soil. It grows. When it produces tomatoes, you will have dozens of tomatoes on one plant. Each of those tomatoes produce many other seeds that could potentially produce many more plants and more tomatoes.

As the gospel message is passed on to other people, some will reject it immediately; others will accept for a while then reject it; but some will understand and follow.

One sign of a person who has understood the message is one who will produce a crop. The production process for a Christian is planting more seeds of the gospel into the lives of more people.

Just like someone growing a garden: if you only plant one seed, you may or may not get a plant back; but if you plant many seeds you have a great chance of getting a good crop.

As a Christian you should be trying to plant the seeds of the gospel message as much as possible. Tell everyone you meet and know about the salvation that Jesus provides.

Often believers will not tell a certain person because they “know” that, that person is hard and will not accept Jesus. This is not a believers job to decide. Let God deal with the heart of the person. Plant the seed anyway.

Look at the Apostle Paul. He was zealous against Christians. He sought out ways to kill them. Yet, God got a hold of his life and look what has become of it. Half the New Testament was written by Paul.

Jesus wants you to be His witness. Go out today and sow the gospel message to everyone you meet and know. See if God will bring in a crop one hundred times over. Allow God to use you.

I pray that God will place the desire for you to share the gospel message in your heart; that God will reveal opportunities for you to share His message; that God will draw people to Him through you; and that God will use you to build His kingdom.

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