The Seed

The word of God is truth and we are to stand on the word of God not to be swayed or tempted by our flesh. Being grounded in his word, praying for his wisdom and understanding and not our own in order to be obedient to his word. James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only deceiving your own selves.

Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

God’s Word                                                            The Outcome

A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.   Luke 8:5

 

Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. Luke 8:12

 

And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. Luke 8:6 They on a rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temperature they fall away. Luke 8:13
And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. Luke 8:7 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

Luke 8:14

And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. Luke 8:8 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. Luke 8:15

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yea rather blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Dear God we thank you for your word for it is our guide to righteousness and having a more deep and meaningful relationship with you. Lord may we seek you all the days of our lives so as to become more like you. May your word always strengthen and comfort us and remind us of your love for us – your chosen people. And as we read your word may it increase our faith and our obedience to what you have called us to be in Jesus name Amen.

 

Unforgiving-Servant

How many times have you asked for forgiveness? How many times have you forgiven others?

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
Matthew 18:21-35 King James Version (KJV)
21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.
29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.
32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:
33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

And He [that same Jesus] is the propitiation for our sins [the atoning sacrifice that holds back the wrath of God that would otherwise be directed at us because of our sinful nature—our worldliness, our lifestyle]; and not for ours alone, but also for [the sins of all believers throughout] the whole world. (1John 2:2)
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. (Hebrews 8:12)
I am going to make this plain. A sinless Jesus died for the sins of the world. Those very sins that we need forgiveness for. How dare we not forgive others.