“A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up.” Luke 8:5
Jesus had told a parable of a farmer going out to sow some seed. As he went, the farmer scattered the seed in many different places. In each area that it was spread, it had different results.
In a lot of businesses, they want their salesman to target certain people for sales. They do not want the salesman to just go up to anyone and everyone. Part of the reason for that is that they know certain people will not be able to or want to purchase the product.
An example of that is a car salesman will not go up to a child to make a sale. He knows that the child cannot purchase one at all.
Believers often work in the same way when it comes to spreading the gospel message of Jesus. They look at certain people and automatically assume that a person will not accept the gospel message of salvation. They believe that the person is too bad to want Jesus. Or they believe that the person will not understand the message. Or that the person is in a society position that will not allow him to listen to the message.
The farmer in the parable by Jesus, spread his seed everywhere. Looking at the next few verses tells where it was spread–the path, rocky ground, thorns and good soil.
The farmer was not particular about where to spread his seed. He knew that some seed would land on good soil and produce more than enough.
Believers need to be willing to spread the gospel message anywhere and everywhere that they can. No one can afford to be choosy about where he spreads the gospel. Every person needs to be given the chance to accept and follow Jesus.
Some will reject immediately. Some will accept and later fall away. Others will accept and produce a great crop.
Be willing to share the salvation message of Jesus with everyone you can. Give everyone you can a chance to accept Jesus. Do not worry about who might or might not accept your message.
God can make the message come alive, if you send it out.
How much seed can you spread today?
Who can you spread it to?
I pray today that you will know the gospel message of Jesus; that you will share the gospel message of Jesus with everyone you meet; and that God will produce a great crop through you.