It’s black or white

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No I’m not talking about Michael Jackson’s song. Mark 4:14-20:

“The sower soweth the word. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended. And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.”

This is the explanation of the Parable of the Sower. All my life, I had thought this parable was describing levels. What I mean is the seed which feel on good ground was on a higher level of standing than the ones that feel among thorns and so on. Mathematically:

Good ground > Thorns > Stony ground >way side.

I was wrong. This parable is black or white. It’s either you bear fruit or you don’t. Just like it’s either one is standing with God or isn’t. Why do I say this? John 15:2:

“Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.”

Food for thought:

The question now is, “What classifies as fruit?”

Life nugget:

Indifference is not acceptable. Revelation 3:16 “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”


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3 thoughts on “It’s black or white

  1. Timiebix says:

    So then we ask for grace that we may yield worthy fruits. That we may not be spat out of His kingdom.

  2. Amplebrain says:

    what about thirty, sixty and hundredfold? Are those levels of fruitfulness?

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