“Though seeing, they do not see; ‘This is why I speak to them in parables:
though hearing, they do not hear or understand.'” Matthew 13:13 NIV
Read: Matthew 13:1-13
“Who?” is not about the wise old owl, although we may write a devotional in time about wisdom which we all need. Today, we are going to study “Who?”. Whenever we question GOD, our friends, even the action of others the question can come back to what we would do ourselves.
JESUS taught us through HIS parables. Some parables were difficult to understand. That is because JESUS was reaching those who were believers. HE was teaching to those who could teach others.
One of the most read and remembered parables is about the farmer casting seeds. As the farmer cast his seeds the wind would put most on fertile soils, some were deposited on rocky ground and some were blown along the adjoining road.
Many lessons can be learned of this parable. The seed can be simply the introduction of the gospel to those who do know JESUS is their LORD. Maybe, they have heard, but still do not understand.
That’s why today we are talking about the “Who?”. One will be as the farmer scattering seeds. Some will see the seeds of the gospel being devoured by the evils of this world and will do nothing. Another will simply watch seeds sprout and wither as those who heard are influenced by their non-believer friends and associates. Then, there are the ones who hear the word and believe.
Which “Who?” is you? Will you be the “Who?” whom sees the scattering and just watches, doing nothing as the seeds of the gospel are devoured by the evil of this world? Maybe you are the “Who?” whom watches the seed of the gospel sprout in a new believer, doing nothing but watching the seed wither? Or are you the “Who?” whom cultivates, waters and cares for the new believer? Which “Who?” are you?
Today’s prayer: “JESUS MY LORD, Thank YOU for saving me from a life of turmoil. Help me to be the one ‘who’ just not watches but helps others to know YOU will take away their sins and give them eternal life. Amen.”