In the previous devotional we talked about the parable of the sower. In it, Jesus describes a farmer sowing seed. Some of it is snatched away, some lands on rocky soil, and some is choked out by thorns.
But then in verse 8 we learn how “other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.” That is clearly the best case scenario—and it all traces back to the seed. But what, you might ask, is the seed? Fortunately, Jesus tells us in verse 11: “The seed is the word of God.”
As a result, we need to give the word the primacy it requires in our lives. After all, it’s what makes the crop possible in and through your life!
How do we do this? Here are a few thoughts. We certainly read the Bible. We memorize parts of it. We study it. We talk about its teachings with other believers. We also listen to word-rich sermons.
None of these options involve closed, neglected or rejected Bibles.
These practices are what Christians have done in the past, do in the present, and will continue to do in the future, to give the word the primacy it requires in our lives.
“The seed is the word of God.”
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–Bible quotes are from the NIV.