Verse: But he that received the seed into stony places Mathew 13:20
Thought: Who is a person that has a stony heart? Jesus said these people ” The seeds that fell on rocky ground are the people who gladly hear the message and accept it right away. ” Mathew 13:20 They are so happy to hear the word of God, when they hear that Jesus forgives sins and gives new life and Jesus blesses us with all heavenly blessing. They immediately take decision to follow Jesus. They are thrilled about the new experiences. They are committed to the way. Jesus said these people ” But they don’t have deep roots ” Mathew 13:20. They do not change the way they live, they do not study the word, and they do not spend time in praying. The tree grows (they try not sinning by the way they live) but the roots are not deep, root is not seen by anyone, this is your personal relationship with Jesus that needs to grow. Jesus said these people ” and they don’t last very long. As soon as life gets hard or the message gets them in trouble, they give up” Mathew 13:21 They lived for the kingdom faithfully for a while but when tough times came they prayed sincerely, they got no reply, started to question we have living God at my side then why things are going wrong with me, Our Lord is almighty but still why He is not answering, patience wears out, bitterness fills, they leave the Lord. Why this happened? Are you the one who is not having a strong secret relationship with Jesus?
Prayer: Lord Jesus many times I compromise my personal relationship with you. Sorry Lord, help me to change. Amen.