“Still other seed fell on a good soil, where it produced a crop – a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Matthew 13:8
The passage above was from one of the beloved parables of Jesus, the Parable of the Sower. And while many believe that the four types of soil are from different places, it is actually found in just one plot or farm.
If you can look at a farm, there is a path between the fields of plants where farmers can walk across without stepping the growing plants. The soil in the path becomes compact because of its constant use. It hardens and is impenetrable. This is the first type of soil.
The second soil or the rocky places are the areas in the farm where the plow did not cut deep enough. Plants in it grow but have weak and shallow roots.
The third soil or the thorny soil is found in the corners of the field where the plow could not reach. Weeds are more likely than plants.
Then, the last soil is the ground where the cultivation happens. Because the farmer tended and prepared the soil carefully, it produces much fruit.
Everyone has the potential to bear fruitfulness. But, the ones who are more yielded to cultivation, correction, refinement, and process are the ones more likely to grow. So, how yielded are you? Shalom.
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Start your day together with God and the GOD TV team. Get a daily devotional and encouraging 2-3minute video direct to your inbox.Join today