The Sower and the Seeds

Sower - Thorns

Scripture: Luke 8:4-15 (Mark 4:3-9; Matthew

4 And when a great crowd came together and people from town after town came
to him, he said in a parable: 5 “A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he
sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of
the air devoured it. 6 And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered
away, because it had no moisture. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns
grew with it and choked it. 8 And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded
a hundredfold.” As he said this, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let
him hear.” 9 And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, 10 he
said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but
for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing
they may not understand. 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of
God. 12 The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes
and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be
saved. 13 And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word,
receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in
time of temptation fall away. 14 And as for what fell among the thorns, they are
those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and
riches and pleasure

Meditation: What do you know about sowing seeds? For a rural community
that lived off the land, sowing was absolutely necessary for survival. The mere
act of sowing brought great hope in the anticipation of a fruitful harvest.
Jesus’ story, however, gives a warning. A seed can’t mature into fruit without
the proper conditions for growth. Even the prophet Jeremiah gave similar advice
several hundred years earlier: “Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among
thorns” (Jer. 4:3).

s of life, and their fruit does not mature.



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