Monday, 25 March 2013


"And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold." Luke 8:8

Here, the seed fell on good soil. Soil which is neither hard, rocky,nor thorny. It is productive, soft and perfect to receive the seed deep and let it grow into a fruitful plant.

Let us see how Jesus explained this parable. In luke 8:15 he said,

But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

So, people of God, here is the reason why some people bear the fruits of the word of God in their life while others don't. This is only because the heart is different. The good ground is the sincere heart, the one who is humble, and free from sin. It only absorbs the word of  God, let him grow fruitfully with care and prevent it from being uprooted by the evil.
The listerner having this kind of heart is the one who hear and practice the word of God, the one who have roots and resist temptations. He preserves what he sowed,and waters his seedling until it grows into an adult plant full of good fruits.
This person has a pure heart which makes of him a sanctified person; free from sin. Only the heart defines who a person is. If he is really a person of God, sanctified or a sinful one. Matthew 15:19 says:

"For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person. 
 Here we are defining a sinful person who  have their sown along the hard path, in the rocks, and among the thorns.

But what defines a person who received it in the good ground? The good spiritual fruits he bears eventually...

  • The fruits of REPENTANCE and REBIRTH 
Jesus said in John 12:24, 
"Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone, but if it dies, then it bears much fruit."
while in 1 Corinthians 15:35-36, it is explained:
  But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?” How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
So, people of God, one of the good fruit is to die for this world, repent from all what you did wrong and reborn in Christ with a new life.
  •   The fruits of RIGHTEOUSNESS
If we sow correctly the seed of the word of God in our life, we were promised in 2Corinthians 9:10:
 "God will increase the harvest of your righteousness in order for us to be  "filled with the fruit of righteousness" (Phillipians 1:11)

 This means that we must live in reconciliation and peace with God and the people around us. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace" (James 3:17-18)
This person avoid fighting, quarelling and all fleshy desires against others. He lives in and for justice. He is right in his ways because he is in peace with himself, God and the people around him.

  • The fruits of THE LOVE TO SAVE OTHERS
In matthew 9: 28, Jesus said to his disciples: “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

And in John 4, 35-36 it is explained: 
You know the saying, ‘Four months between planting and harvest.’ But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest. The harvesters are paid good wages, and the fruit they harvest is people brought to eternal life. What joy awaits both the planter and the harvester alike!

This person brings others to Eternal Life.

  • The fruit of the HOLY SPIRIT 
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control" (Galates 5, 22-23)
  • The fruit of OUR WORDS
 From the fruit of his words a man receives benefit, but the treacherous crave violence. (Proverbs 13:2)

Matthew 12:33-37 gives us a clear explanation:

 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.  Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.  A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.  But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.  For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

So, good people, here are the fruits of the good and honest heart. But how to get such a heart?
The only way is to live in humilty and being sincere to yourself. First recognise that your heart is corrupted. Then, comes the step to change it and search your dependance on God, his help and his presence.

This is the way to get your place in the Kingdom of God. 

God bless you, Thash.


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