The Thorny Soil

The Thorny Soil

“Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.” – Matthew 13:7 Yesterday we talked about rocky soil and how it affects us as we receive the Word of God. Today, we are going to look more specifically at thorny soil and how it impacts our hearts and our ability to lean into Jesus’ good promises for our future. Imagine a handful of seed falling to the ground and landing on moist and fertile soil. It takes root and within a short time, it begins to spring up in the form of perfect crops. The farmer is pleased with the growth, until one day, he notices that weeds and thorns have sprouted among the healthy crops and have entangled them. Within a matter of time, the plants have choked and died, no longer worth anything to the harvest. As we liken this parable to our everyday lives,

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