Scripture to Read: Luke 8:4-10
Jesus had crowds coming to Him for most of His earthly ministry. Some people came to Jesus because they needed to be healed or had someone close to them who needed to be healed. Other people came to Jesus because they were moved by His teaching and wanted to hear more. Other people came to Jesus because they heard about His miracles and wanted to see more, almost like wanting to see a show. Whatever the reason, people came to Jesus and He would challenge them through His preaching and teaching. As we read Luke 8:4-10, we read the parable of the sower and the seed. We learn how the sower cast his seed, and the seed fell in four different places. Some seed fell by the side of the road and the birds ate that seed. Some seed fell on rocky, shallow soil, and it grew up quickly but did not last because it did not have the water it needed to live. Some seed fell among the weeds, and the weeds killed the good seed as it grew because the weeds were able to choke out the good seed. Finally, some seed landed onto good soil and produced an abundance of fruit. To understand God and His Word, we must have His Spirit living in us (John 14:26, John 16:13, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 1 Thessalonians 4:9, 1 John 2:20, 1 John 2:27). We must choose to hunger for Christ and His Word (1 Peter 1:2-3).
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you today about knowing and understanding His Word?
2. How will you choose to hunger and thirst for Christ and His Word each day this week?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!