WANTING TO FIND A GAP IN THE BIBLE (THE 4TH SEED)
For every 4 people who hear the Word of God, only 1 understands and sees the results. So, open the Bible to learn, but not to find a gap for your desires.
Of every 4 people who hear the Word of God, only 1 bears fruit. This is what the Lord Jesus meant with the “Parable of the Sower”. We can see that this is well in line with reality, as most people are listening to the Word of God and despising it. They have no interest. You can read more about this story in Matthew chapter 13.
And about the last seed, He said: “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). Farmers know that when a seed produces a hundredfold, it is extraordinary. So it is with those who hear, understand the Word and bear fruit.
Out of every 4 people, 1 hears it. How to be the one who listens and bears fruit? First, the Lord Jesus says this is the one who “hears and understands the Word”. In other words, you must be interested in hearing the Word of God. But many people are interested in everything in this world except hearing the Word. Today, the competition is very significant if you do not actively seek to listen to the Word of God. We always have a screen competing for our attention. We live in the world of screens. You can find information on the internet that you could not even imagine. And you don’t even need to think much; just slide your fingers through and fix your eyes and ears on it. It’s the infinite screen.
You need to meditate on the Bible to stop everything and give your undivided attention to that content. So, to understand the Word (the second part of what the Lord Jesus said), you need to pay attention, reason, and meditate on what you just heard. But people lose interest because it takes work. However, everything in life takes work. People are left with this illusion of not having to work and become discouraged from receiving the Word and bearing fruit through it.
Sometimes, too, a person approaches the Bible with an agenda. They want to find something that aligns with their desires.
The person does not want to be a hearer or a doer; they do not want to understand the Word. And what happens? It bears no fruit, and the Word dies within them. Which of these seeds will you be?
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