I was doing my Bible study homework yesterday, and I came across a great question. “What is the condition of the “soil” of your heart?”
Here’s what the Bible says on the parable of the soils:
“When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”” Matthew 13:18-23
I had a hard time answering that question, because as much as I’d like to believe that I’m the good soil, I’m not 100% sure.
I believe that at some point, we as believers are a part of most of these soils. But eventually as we grow closer to God, we become the good soil.
The only reason why I’m not sure if I’m the good soil, is because I get distracted with the things of this world. I just don’t spend enough time with God and I don’t read my Bible as much as I should.
After completing my Bible study homework and writing this post, I realized that God was nudging me to spend more time with Him. So this year, and every year after that, I’m going to try to make more time with God!
Have a great weekend! Stay positive, stay safe, and spread the gospel.
The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him— my father’s God, and I will exalt him! – Exodus 15:2