Jesus said: 3 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.”
9 Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”
10 When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables. 11 He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables 12 so that, “‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!]”
I see God showing me how important it is to hear the word, as well as understand it.
I am going to intentionally read Your word searching for nuggets of Your truth for my own personal application and I will record/journal it. I will do this at least three days a week. I will also give permission to my huddle group to check in with me weekly to see if I am journaling, elicit and encourage what I am doing about what You are saying.
Thank you Lord for what you reveal to me in Your word. I look forward to doing what You ask of me. I thank You that You don’t give up on me.
Russ Belmont, Pastor
Calvary Baptist Church – Concord