The garden of the heart!

Scripture reading for February 13th:  Leviticus 20-23, Mark 4

Key Scriptures: Mark 4:14-20  “”The sower sows the Word.  And these are the ones along the path, where the Word is sown:  when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the Word that is sown in them.  And these are the ones sown on rocky ground:  the ones who, when they hear the Word, immediately receive it with joy.  And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while, . . .And others are the ones sown among the thorns.  They are those who hear the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches. . . choke the Word. . .But those sown on good soil . . . .hear and bear fruit. . .””

Jesus explained the parable of the sower to His disciples, explaining that it was a key to understanding all parables.  The Word of God is like seed sown on various kinds of soil.  The soil is the ground of individual hearts.  Hearing and allowing the seed to grow and produce fruit comes only with the ‘good’ soil of faith.  Satan, the world and our sinful nature oppose the Word.  Those set apart to God hear and do the Word.

Leviticus 20:26  “You shall be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy and  have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.”  

Prayer:  Lord, thank You for separating me to Yourself by Your holy Word, Jesus Christ.  I offer the ground of my heart as a garden of fruitfulness and good soil.  Amen.

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