Tag: one hundred times return
Scripture reading for March 14th: Luke 8
Key scriptures for over-comers: Luke 8:8-9,15 “Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.” When He said this, He called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” His disciples asked Him what this parable meant. . . .But the seed on the good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.”
Jesus taught the people as well as His disciples with parables. These were stories about common events and illustrations take from the culture and time they lived in. These stories contained spiritual truths that only those with humble and teachable hearts could grasp. Those who were proud and arrogant could not understand the truth and would not come to Jesus for help in understanding. His disciples asked for help and found understanding.
Hearts that are like the ‘good’ soil are open to listen to Jesus and the stories He told. They listen with hungry hearts to learn more and apply it to their own lives. They lay hold of the truths (the Good Seed) and retain them, patiently working them into their thinking. This produces a crop over time that is multiplied ‘a hundred times’ what was sown! In other words, receiving Jesus’ word brings awesome rewards!
Observations for over-comers: A humble and teachable heart that receives God’s word and seeks to understand and apply it is precious in God’s sight. As you persevere, He will reward you with a great harvest! “Then He said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.” (Ezekiel 3:3)