What Kind of Ground Are You? Part 1 of 3
In Mark 4:3-9, Jesus tells a parable of a sower. There is a sower that sows seeds. Some of the seeds fall by the wayside only to be eaten by birds. Some seed fall on stony ground springing up immediately but later get scorched by the sun and die due to lack of roots. There are some seed that fall on thorns and the thorns choke out the seeds causing them to not grow fruit. The final batch of seed fall on good ground and multiply. In verses 13-20, Jesus began to explain this parable to the disciples. This got me to thinking, “what kind of ground am I?”.
In verse 14, Jesus says that the sower sows the Word. He then explains that the ones by the wayside is where the word is sown and satan immediately takes the word away that was sown. How can satan take away the word that is sown? One example can be found in Matthew 13:53-58. Here, Jesus goes to His hometown of Nazareth. Verse 54 describes how He taught the people in the synagogue and they were amazed saying “Where did this Man get this wisdom and mighty works?” Because they were familiar with Him and His family, they didn’t believe. Verse 55 says “Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas?” Because of their familiarity, they were offended by Him. Jesus preached (sowed) the word to these people, but like the seed that fell by the wayside, it did not yield any fruit.Posted under Bible by admin