Le us muse again today from Matthew 13:22 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our study today we find the thought on the seed of a divided mind. The seed here is sown in the heart of one who has the care of this world for riches. Once that seed is sown the care for riches is like thorns and it chokes the Word of God and will not let it bring forth fruit. Let us handle riches and the world very carefully less they choke out the Word. May the great God of the Bible weed out those thorns so the Word can be fruitful in our lives.
Let us muse again today from Matthew 13:20-21 and the theme of Jesus the king. Our text for today teaches about the stony place seed. We have the same sower, Jesus and the same seed, the Word of God but with drastically different results. The seed is received with joy. This seems like a promising convert. How many of us who share our faith have such results. The seed just lies on the surface it has no roots and endures but a while. When trouble comes the professor is offended and gone. May I remind us that only a sovereign God cause the Word of God to take root in the soul of a lost sinner.
Let us muse again today from Matthew 13:19 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our text for today we are reminded of the wayside seed. The word of the kingdom is the gospel. The text says they hear the word with physical ears but there is no understanding. The seed falls on the outward nature but is not received and because of that the devil comes and takes it away. Only our Lord can cause the seed to enter into the nature with a life changing effect. The sovereign God must give understanding or there shall be none.
Let us muse again today from Matthew 13:18 and the theme of Jesus the king. In verses 16-17 we are told that our Lord gave some the ability to hear and see spiritual thing, because of that in our text today we’re invited to hear secret things. The secret area He will deal with yet again is the parable of the sower. Remember a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly message.
Let us muse again today from Matthew 13:16-70 and the theme of Jesus the king. It is here that we have the sweetest truth of being blessed to hear and see. What a blessing to be able to see and hear with understanding what the prophets of the Old Testament desired to look into. Let us be reminded it is God who has given us this gift to see and hear the gospel and not we ourselves.
Let us muse again today from Matthew 13:15 and the theme of Jesus the King. Today we find the thought on the subject of the proud blind and deaf. Our Lord speaks of those who willfully turn away from the truth. It is to them that the light of the gospel causes them to not see and the sound of the gospel causes them to be deaf. Once again our powerful God shows that He has the power over the spiritual eye and the spiritual ears.
Let us muse again today Matthew 13:14 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our text for today there is a sobering word on being left alone. Our Lord says for the one who ignores truth, they will be left to not be able to understand or see truth. There is no greater awakening truth than to be left alone not to be able to understand the truth of the gospel. Once again we are reminded of God’s power over the truth, who understands and who doesn’t.