KEY SCRIPTURE: — Matthew 13:18 (KJV). “Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.”
Please read Matthew 13:18-23)
The Lord Jesus explained the meaning of the parable of the sower to His disciples. He talked about the four kinds of hearts of men that receive the word of God.
These hearts are as follows
1.The wayside heart Matt 13:19
2. The Rocky heart Matt 13:20,21
3, The heart of thorns. Matt 13:22
4 The good heart Matt 13:23
HE first explained about the wayside heart.
“When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.”
— Matthew 13:19 (KJV). He taught that when a man hears the word and does not understand it, the enemy comes for that word. What are the causes of lack of understanding of the word received?
1.One may not understand the word if he does not give attention to the word.
2.When one does not value the word of God, he may not understand it
3.Lack of Prayerful preparation before receiving the word.
4. A worldly minded Christian cannot easily understand the scriptures.
There are certain conditions that make people not to be attentive to the scriptures;
1. A mind that is worried about life issues can’t be attentive enough to be able to understand the message.
2 Browsing the mobile phone when the message is preached.
3.If the message is not explanatory enough the receiver may not understand it. .
4. One whose attention is drawn unto other things in the church hall and not on the message
5 Some lose the message because of lack of focus.
6.Many people lose the message immediately church closes and they start chatting with friends.
What must one do in order not to lose the word of God?
1 Convince yourself about the exceedingly importance of the word of God. Heb 4:12, Isa 55:11, Prov 4:13
2. Put away anything that will take your attention when the word is preached.
3. Stop using your mobile phone as a Bible in Church, if you can’t control the temptation to browse and watch other things (In church put it on airplane mode)
4.Record the message in church and play it over and over again, till your heart is saturated with it.
5.Make notes of the message and take time to study it at home.
6. Practice the word
Satan can’t steal the word you give attention to.
GOD’S word is my life. I am everything by the word. I can do all things by the word. By the word I’m transported into the supernatural realm and function above this natural realm. God’s word is of utmost importance to me.
Proverbs 4 (KJV)-²⁰ My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. ²¹ Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. ²² For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. ²³ Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Proverbs 4:13 (KJV). “Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.”