But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop:
some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
- Matthew 13:8 -
The Lord Jesus Christ talked about the parable of the sower.
The seed is the Word of God.
The spirit of life is in the seed.
The seed is sown.
Its growth depends on the right kind of soil.
We are the soil where the Word of God is sown.
Our environment and what we do after receiving the seed will determine our spiritual growth.
Our spiritual growth represents sanctification, the formation of God's image in us by living His way of life empowered by His Spirit.
A seed of faith is not intended to lie dormant.
We have only this life to live.
Then will come the final Judgment and the end of the world.
We are to work out our salvation with fear and trembling.
And we are not to let our environments overpower us and control us.
We are to become the good ground and yield an abundant crop.
We are to live and serve God all our lives.
And we are to live for the glory of God.