In the parable of the sower Jesus said the Word is seed that is sown in the hearts of people. That seed has the ability to grow, multiply and bear fruit, such as the promises of God. We plant that seed in our heart, nurture it in faith until the fruit of the promise fully matured. But there is a condition: you have to understand what you read:
But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. (Matthew 13:23)
Have you ever thought of that? That you are a producer of the fruit? Think about that: the fruit that you long for is hidden in a seed that is planted in your heart. But you have to spend some time meditating on it until you understand what it is all about.
The quality of our Christianity depends on the fruit that we produce. And that depends on the seed that we plant in our hearts, and that depends on how well we understand the message of the Bible, which in turn depends on how much we study it. Going to church once a week is not nearly enough investment for something so important!
You cannot understand what you don’t know! Wrong thinking, unbelief and defeat in life are all fruit of ignorance of the truth.
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