The Powerful Seed

Jesus Christ told the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13. A sower went out
to sow (verse 3) and the seed he sowed landed on four different types of soil.
One was the path, which allowed birds the opportunity to devour the seed (verse
4) and the it never took root. Later in that chapter Christ would give the meaning of that parable. The seed was the Word of God (Luke 8:11), and the birds repre-
sented the evil one (Satan) according to verse nineteen. What is interesting is in

Luke’s account of this same parable, he wrote, “The ones along the path are
those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their
hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved” (Luke 8:14; emphasis mine
JWW). Luke gave the reason Satan snatched the seed - to prevent the heart from
accepting Word and bearing fruit unto salvation (Philippians 1:11). Even Satan,
himself, knows the lifechanging power of God’s Word. Oh that man would learn
what knows!
2 Peter 1:2-3 - Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge
of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us
all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that
hath called us to glory and virtue:
His Word gives us all we need socially. The phrase “all things that pertain unto
LIFE and GODLINESS.” Life relates to how we get along with our fellow man,

and godliness communicates how to get along with God. Our physical relation-
ships and spiritual relationship are both addressed in God’s Word, and we benefit when we follow it!

2 Timothy 3:16-17 - All scripture is given by inspiration of
God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be
perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

God’s Word prepares us intellectually. Kofi Annan, a well-
known politician said, “Knowledge is power. Information is lib-
erating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” There is no greater knowledge than that which
the Bible provides. It is the God-breathed words of revelation. If
we know the Bible, we know what is right (Doctrine), how to
get right when we are not right (Reproof & Correction), and
how to stay right (Instruction). This is what is needed to be found complete or mature in the eyes of God (Perfect, thorough-
ly furnished).

Psalm 119:165 - Great peace have they which love thy law: And nothing shall offend them. God’s Word comforts us emotionally. In a world of chaos and calamity, the child of God can find solace in the living and active words of the Almighty (Hebrews 4:12). His Word gives us a hope of Heaven, and lets us know assuredly that we can go