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Jesus said to his disciples:Matthew 13:18-23, Mark 4:1-20, Luke 8:4-15
18 “Hear the parable of the sower.
23 But the seed sown on rich soil is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields a hundred or sixty or thirty-fold.”
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Today’s Bible Quote of the Day Reflections
Jesus explains to us in details about the parable of the sower. He wants us to become the rich soil where the seed, which is the Word of God, is sown and produces much more yield as the Heavenly Father wants.
The rich soil is the heart that knows God, loves Him, serves Him and praises Him. It is a heart that does not habour hate or jealousy. Its a heart that does not entertain idolatry or worship of worldly treasures. It is a heart that loves neighbours and serves the least of our brothers without expecting anything in return.
When we have a heart as described above, we can easily be able to understand The Word of God and put it into practice. This is to say, if you know God then you will know that He is the one who created you. If you know that He created you, then you will know why He did that.
You will know that He created you so that you can serve Him, and the service He demands from you is that you serve others with the talents He has given you. When you use your talents to serve others, God will be praised and glorified in your actions. By doing this you will be producing good yield for God in Hundred, sixty or thirty-folds.
Prayer: Dear God, strengthen our hearts to become the rich soil that hears Your Word, understands it, puts it into practice and action and finally bears for You abundant yield in hundred, sixty or thirty-folds according to Your Holy Will. Amen.
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