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Luke 8 4-21 You Gotta Dig the SowerLuke 8:4-21, “You Gotta Dig the Sower?” A Bible Study Devotion.

Luke 8 4-21 You Gotta Dig the SowerLuke 8:4-21, “You Gotta Dig the Sower?” A Bible Study Devotion.

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Published by Chris Vasecka
Today, the percentage of people in America who understand farming is shrinking each day. I will attempt to put this parable in language for today.
Today, the percentage of people in America who understand farming is shrinking each day. I will attempt to put this parable in language for today.

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 Luke 8:4-21, You Gotta Dig the Sower? A BibleStudy Devotion.
Read Luke 8:4-21Here we see the very famous parable of the sower. Jesus isdemonstrating the different types of people that hear thegospel and how they respond by the illustration of thedifferent types of soils on which His seed will fall. In his dayeveryone present would understand the different soilsbecause farming was prevalent in their society. Today, thepercentage of people in America who understand farming isshrinking each day. I will attempt to put this parable in language for today.It is worthy to point out why Jesus decided to tell this parable at this time. Read in verse 4, a largecrowd was gathering and people were coming from town after town. Obviously Jesus was becomingvery famous and people were flocking to him. This is good and bad. It means that there were manywho were caught up in the fever of the day; Jesus. Many that were just following the crowd. Jesus givesthe parable to place a mirror in front of the listener. Use this parable to examine your own heart.Which soil are you?Jesus says there are four types of soil, or conditions of the heart, that the word of God can fall to.Note that of these four soils, only one produces fruit in the end. Dont read this and just assume, if youare a Christian that you are in category four. This is a message to the persons heart as a whole, but itcan also be a message to the Christians heart at different times in their life.Heart condition 1, the seed that falls on the path: Notice in this example that the seed falls on the pathand is trampled on. Thenthe birds come and take away the seed. The path would be the place thatgets walked on all the time, or in todays words, it is the world view. We all live in a place in Americawhere we are constantly bombarded with sex and lies and sin and people who hate God. These are thethings that cross the nightly television, papers, and radio. You cannot turn on the TV without seeingsome scientist who has discovered the answer to a question about the universe that explains how theworld works without a God. If you hear and believe that In the beginning God, you are instantlybeaten down by society, friends, family, people at work who think you are a simpleton. You are a fool if you believe that God created everything just like the Bible says. You have not thought things through.If you allow yourself to be walked on like a seed on this path of popular opinion, you will be ripe to haveSatan come and take away the word (seed) that was planted.Heart condition 2, the seed that falls on rock: Here we have the people who get swept up in the latestreligious craze. Walk into a revival tent with the music and the crowd. It is exciting and people allaround you are seemingly finding God. This can be newest spiritual thing. It can be a popular
 
preacher, a million dollar selling book, or God forbid some trend that you see on Oprah. In all of thesecases, the religious fever is present on day one, goes to the heights of excitement on day two, andfades away on day three. There is no root of Gods truth. There is no mention of why you neededreligion in the first place. The root is that you are an awful sinner in Gods eyes, and you cannot saveyourself. You must have Jesus pay your penalty for sin.Heart condition 3, the seed that fell among the thorns. This one is quite simple. This one does not needto be changed to words for today. This is the same now as it was then. This one is where you find thelove of money, position, popularity, and material goods. This seed would produce but all this otherworldly stuff chokes it out. This one is very common for the believing Christian to fall susceptible to.You must guard against taking your eyes off of the real prize. It does not say that you cannot have thesethings, but it does say that you cannot love these things above God.Heart condition 4, the seed that fell on good soil, AND YIELDED A CROP: I highlighted this last partbecause it can be overlooked at times. Why does a farmer plant a seed? Why does God plant the wordin your heart? Same reason; to produce a crop. If the farmer plants a seed and waters it and tends to itand in the end is returned a seed, what was the point? God saves you for you. After that, he wants youto work to the salvation of others.All of these have one thing in common: it was thesame seed that was planted in each case. Noticethat the seed never changes, just the place wherethe seed falls. Dont believe any new thing you hearon TV or the spiritual flavor of the day. Gods wordis timeless. It is the same today as when Jesus saidthese words. If it is not in the Bible, dont believe it.Written by Chris VaseckaTo read or to subscribe to this devotional, go towww.goodfaithblog.blogspot.com.To join a group of Christian business professionals who want to guide the next generation of Christiansmall business owners and professionals go towww.goodfaithpeople.ning.com.Bible study, devotional, devotion, Jesus, God, bible study devotion, luke

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