As she planted the bean seeds in the rich soil, she
thought of the parable Jesus told about the sower.
The sower was sowing seed which was the Word
of God. The seed fell among different types of places/soil.
Which type of soil was she? Was she the rocky soil
which represented those who hear the message, receive
it with joy but since they don’t have deep roots, they believe
for a while and then fall away when they face temptation?
Or was she the thorns which represented those who hear
the message, but the message is quickly crowded out by
the cares and riches and pleasures of this life. And so they
never grow into maturity?
Or was she the good soil which represented honest,
good-hearted people who hear God’s word, cling to
it, and patiently produce a huge harvest?
She did not believe that she was the wayside which
represented those who hear the message, only to have the
devil come and take it away from their hearts and prevent
them from believing and being saved.
Which soil was she? There were times when she was
so busy that she didn’t have time to read her Bible
and most of the time she fell asleep while praying.
When things got tough or she was faced with
temptation, she vacillated between going to God
in prayer and trying to handle the problem on
Which soil was she? She had her moments when
she talked about the Bible with those who cared
to listen. Was she making a difference, though?
Were the seeds that she planted germinating
in that person’s life? What about her own
She knew which soil she wanted to be but, first
she had to let the Word of God take root and
grow in her. Only then could she bear good fruit.
Source: Blue Letter Bible