The parable of the sower

MATTHEW 13: 1-9

13: 1 On that journey, Jesus Christ left the house and sat by the sea. 13: 2 And many were gathered to him; and when he got into the boat he sat down and all the people were on the shore. 13: 3 And he spoke much to them by representations, saying, Behold, the sower went out to plant; 13: 4 And while he was sowing, some of the seeds fell near the path; and the birds came and ate it. 13: 5 Some fell on rocky ground where there was not much soil; and soon it sprouted because it was not deep in the ground; 13: 6 But when the sun rose, it burned; and since it had no root, it withered. 13: 7 And the second part fell under the thorns; and the thorns grew and choked them. 13: 8 And some fell on good ground, bearing fruit, one hundred or sixty-thirty times 1. 13: 9 He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

JESUS ​​EXPLAINS THE PARABLE OF THE SEED Matthew 13: 18-23; Mark 4: 13-20; Luke 8: 11-15

13:18 Hear, then, the parable of the sower: 13:19 When a man hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the wicked comes and takes away what was sown in his heart. It is the one that was planted along the way. 13:20 And he that was sown on rocky ground hears the word, and immediately receives it with joy; 13:21 but it has no root in itself, but it is short-lived, because when suffering or persecution comes because of the word, it stumbles. 13:22 He that is sown among thorns, that is he that hears the promise; notwithstanding the tribulation of this period and the fraud of the abundances choke the offering; but the anguish of this time and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it becomes sterile. 13:23 But he who was sown on good soil, this is he who hears, understands the word, and bears fruit. and it produces one hundred and sixty-thirty times one.

Reflection:

This parable is one of the few in the gospels where his explanation of Jesus is also recorded, and it is important for the believer who preaches to non-Christians to understand that every time we proclaim the gospel message, the word can carry them. .four directions in which you hear it. In the passage from verses 1 to 9 the story is told, and in verses 18 to 23 spiritual truth is discussed, and it is not surprising when we preach the good news, and if we do not see the expected results, and it is even possible. that at times we are discouraged because we do not see the fruit of the gospel in the people we love and want to be transformed by the power of God, but we must continue in prayer and supplication so that the mercy of the Lord will give them repentance. When Jesus was here on earth sometimes, He spoke in allegories, parables, metaphors and parables, and many are disturbed by the way Jesus preached to the Jews in his day, but we must understand that when we preach the gospel, Jesus is sending us, as it says in John 13:20 “ Truly I say to you that whoever receives the one I send receives me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.

We will give a brief reflection on each of the countries where the seed fell:

In the first part of the earth where the seed fell on the road and the birds came and ate it, they are the ones who hear the word of the kingdom and do not understand or receive it, as it also says in 2 Corinthians 4: 3. – 6 “But as for our gospel it is still covered, among the lost it is covered; where God in this age has blinded the understanding of unbelievers, may the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ in the image of God illuminate them. Because we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ the Lord and we as His servants of Jesus .. Because God, who ordained that the light shines from the darkness, is the one who shines in our hearts to illuminate the knowledge of the glory of God before Jesus Christ. The trend is that we preach more of our “ministerial successes”

In the other part of the earth that fell on stony ground or rocks, and there was not much earth and soon they grew, but when the sun came up they burned and since they had no roots they dried up, they are the ones who listen to the words of the kingdom and receive it with joy, but it is short-lived, because when persecution or tribulation comes they will be scandalized, but the word says in 1 Peter 1: 6-9 “In which you rejoice, although now for a little bit., if necessary, you must go through various tests, so that when your faith has been tested, much more valuable than gold, that although it is corrupted by fire, it may be in praise, honor and glory when Jesus Christ, whom you love, is revealed. without having seen it, with what faith, though they do not see it now, they rejoice with ineffective and glorious joy; to have the end of your faith, which is the salvation of his soul “, another quote in Matthew 10: 21-22” The brother will deliver his brother to death and the father his child; and children will rise up against their parents and kill them. And you will be hated by all for my name; but he who endures to the end will be saved. “There are many quotes from Scripture on this subject. At this time, many do not want to preach the whole gospel, for fear of being rejected at work, at school, at college, by neighbors, and on the field of service for fear that Church members will go elsewhere. church where it is preached more easily and in more modern ways. Many have wanted to convert a believer in a single sentence or play words without true repentance that transforms the human heart through the power of the Spirit of God. If we preach Christ, we must understand that we are pilgrims on this earth, and our citizenship is in heaven, we must preach the gospel whether we suffer or are persecuted for the word with vague joy, and we are not ashamed of that gospel. while we preach. and if we do it otherwise, we deny what Christ said will happen. Those who wanted to preach the gospel with sincerity and humility of heart, remember what 1 Corinthians 10:13 says “No temptation has come upon you but human; but God is faithful, who does not allow you to be tempted more than you can resist, but also gives in to temptation, so that you can endure, “even in Matthew 5:12” Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in the heaven; for that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you ”.

In the third part of the earth that fell between thorns, and thorns sprouted and choked it, these are the ones who hear the word but the eagerness of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word and make it unfruitful, let’s see this part of The earth is similar in some respects to the second, but here they also listen, receive the word but the desire of this world floods and competes with their heart, distancing them from the true faith, and what is the desire of this world In 1 John 2 : 15-17 it is said “Do not love the world or the things that are in the world. If someone loves the world, his father’s love is not in him. Because everything in the world, the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes and the pride of life do not come from the father, but from the world. And the world is gone, and that desire is gone. But whoever does the will of God remains forever. Right now we see the world obsessed with sports, music, movies and video games, everything is part of the pleasant entertainment in the world, and sometimes we want to live the Christian life related to this genre. Life, I want to clarify that I do agree that people do physical exercise to take care of their health, but not at the level that we see every day on television and on the Internet, as if the world revolves around these four activities. On the other hand, in the scriptures it is also about the seduction of riches, in Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will give himself up to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money ”. it’s all part of the enjoyable entertainment in the world, and sometimes we want to live the Christian life related to this genre. Life, I want to clarify that I do agree that people do physical exercise to take care of their health, but not at the level that we see every day on television and on the Internet, as if the world revolves around these four activities. On the other hand, in the scriptures it is also about the seduction of riches, in Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will give himself up to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money ”. it’s all part of the enjoyable entertainment in the world, and sometimes we want to live the Christian life related to this genre. Life, I want to clarify that I do agree that people do physical exercise to take care of their health, but not at the level that we see every day on television and on the Internet, as if the world revolves around these four activities. On the other hand, in the scriptures it is also about the seduction of riches, in Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will give himself up to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money ”. but not at the level that we see every day on television and on the Internet, as if the world revolves around these four activities. On the other hand, in the scriptures it is also about the seduction of riches, in Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will give himself up to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money ”. but not at the level that we see every day on television and on the Internet, as if the world revolves around these four activities. On the other hand, in the scriptures it is also about the seduction of riches, in Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will give himself up to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money ”.

In the fourth part of the land that fell on good land that gave fruit, they are those who hear the word of the kingdom and understand it, let’s see what it says they hear and understand, only in this land is the word that they understand is said, because In the first it is said that they do not understand, that is, we must understand as Christians, and this understanding is not only knowledge with faith, because in James 1:22 “But he speaks, and not only listeners deceiving themselves”, and to be doers we must have roots and be in the true vine that is Christ; otherwise, we abide in Him, we cannot bear the fruit of the Spirit in the believer. Some quotes that reflect this truth are in John 15: 5 so that Christ may be exalted in us. He who abides in me and I am in him, bears many fruits. Because I can do nothing without me “, John 15: 8,” This will give glory to my father, and you will bear many fruits, and therefore you will become my disciples “, the Galatians. In John 5: 22-23 Spirit is is love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. There is no law for such things. ” Another Romans 6:22 “But their fruit is sanctification, and their end is eternal life, because they have been set free from sin and have become servants of God.” Glory and honor.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you all.

Helpful Hint: Read Chapter 13 of the Book of Matthew.

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