Thursday, January 15, 2015

SEED AMONG THORNS

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Mat 13:22.

He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

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Our emphasis today is on the third category among the hearers of the word described in the parable of the sower. They form the bulk of the population in  church today; they know right from wrong because they have heard the word and even started growing, but because of fame, wealth, and power, they let go of their conviction. They do this because they do not fully understand the gospel of the kingdom, thus they never become fruitful. We see in Matt 13:23 that those who truly understand the gospel are those who are fruitful.

Those who understand the message of the kingdom of God understand that God is the center of their lives and they exist to please and serve God, and God always provides for them. Jesus pointed out that it was impossible to serve God and serve mammon; money (see Mat 6:24). Until a Christian accepts that a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things that he possesses, that Christian cannot be free from covetousness and the love of money; he will always be in the third category of unfruitful hearers of the word whose growth is chocked by the cares of this life and deceitfulness of riches.

Go into today knowing that you can live a godly life irrespective of the corruption around you, and God’s grace causes you to prosper in all things; learn to depend on God’s grace and surround yourself with God’s people and God’s word.

Prayer: thank you heavenly father for this day. I pray you teach me by your grace to live a sober, righteous and godly life, in Jesus' name I pray. Amen

By James Emmanuel & SD Abraham

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