Rooted in Christ

Matthew 13: 18 “So listen to the meaning of that story about the farmer:

19 “What about the seed that fell by the path? That is like the people who hear the teaching about God’s kingdom but do not understand it. The Evil One comes and takes away what was planted in their hearts.

20 “And what about the seed that fell on rocky ground? That is like the people who hear the teaching and quickly and gladly accept it. 21 But they do not let the teaching go deep into their lives. They keep it only a short time. As soon as trouble or persecution comes because of the teaching they accepted, they give up.

22 “And what about the seed that fell among the thorny weeds? That is like the people who hear the teaching but let worries about this life and love for money stop it from growing. So it does not produce a crop in their lives.

23 “But what about the seed that fell on the good ground? That is like the people who hear the teaching and understand it. They grow and produce a good crop, sometimes 100 times more, sometimes 60 times more, and sometimes 30 times more.”

This is a parable Jesus told and I just want to break it down because I find it so enlightening to our lives as a Christian/becoming a Christian. It shows God is not a lukewarm God, but an ALL IN God and we need to be the same with our faith.

Some people may hear God’s word and feel great joy and accept the teachings of Jesus. When trials occur, though, this is the true test of if God is living in your heart. It truly shows if you trust God or if you just take God’s word as it is and don’t devote your whole being + your whole life to Him.

Those who place their seeds on rocky ground, not having God as your firm foundation, will give up on things in life and tribulations will become harder.

Those who place their seeds on good ground, knowing God’s word and having Him as your firm foundation, will flourish through the trials and goodness that is faced in life.

Root yourself in God’s soil and you will bloom.

 

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