The Sower and the Seed - Matthew 13:1 - 9

The Sower and the Seed – Matthew 13:1 – 9

When the word of God is set aside, its power to restrain the evil passions is rejected.

Let the Word of God speak to the people, whose word alone, can renew the soul unto everlasting life.

Christ’s favorite theme was the paternal tenderness and abundant grace of God; He dwelt much upon the holiness of His character and His law; He presented Himself to the people as the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Contemplate Christ’s life of self-denial and sacrifice; His humiliation and death; His resurrection and ascension; His intercession in the courts of God; and His promise, “I will come again, and receive you unto Myself.” John 14:3.

“Sow beside all waters.” “Be instant in season, out of season.” Speak God’s Word faithfully. “Every word of God is pure… . Add thou not unto His words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”

“The sower soweth the word.”“The seed is the word of God.” When faith in God’s Word is lost, the soul has no guide, no safeguard. People are drawn into paths which lead away from God and from everlasting life.

This is the reason for the widespread iniquity in our world today. When the word of God is set aside, its power to restrain the evil passions is rejected. Men sow to the flesh, and of the flesh they reap corruption.

In turning from God’s Word, the mind becomes dwarfed. Our understanding adapts itself to the comprehension of the things with which it is familiar; in this devotion to finite things our mind is weakened, and, after a time, it becomes unable to comprehend the Spiritual.

There is nothing so ennobling and invigorating as a study of the great themes of the Bible which concern our eternal life. Let all seek to grasp these God-given truths, and their minds will expand and grow strong in the effort.

Bible education will restore the image of God in the soul. It will strengthen and fortify the mind against temptation. It will prepare us to share the inheritance of the saints in light.

We can impart only that which we know by experience. “The sower sowed his seed.” Christ taught the truth because He was the truth and this was embodied in His teaching.

We must know what it is to have Christ made unto us wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption. In presenting Bible truths to others, we are not to make it a suppose-so or a may-be. Declare with the apostle Peter, “We have not followed cunningly devised fables when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of His majesty.” 2 Peter 1:16.

Every Christian should be able to say with the beloved John, “The life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us.” 1 John 1:2.

The series is based on “Christ Object Lessons”