The Word Of God Produces A Crop

But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. (Luke 8:15)

Good seed that falls on unhealthy ground does not produce a crop.  Good seed that falls on hard ground cannot produce a crop.  Bad seed that falls on good ground produces a crop, however, since the seed is bad, it produces a bad crop.  Good seed that falls on good ground produces a good crop.  The good seed is the Word of God.  The good ground is an open heart.  The crop is fruit from the seed.  What kind of fruit does the Word of God produce?  It produces love and joy.  It produces peace and longsuffering.  It produces gentleness and goodness.  It produces faith, meekness and temperance.  If there is no fruit, then there has been no crop produced.  If no crop has been produced, then the seed has not taken root.  An open heart cannot help but produce from the Word of God.  When you see your life change from your old self to a new you, you will know with a surety that the seed has taken root and is producing fruit that is fitting for the Kingdom of Heaven.  

The songwriter says “I know I’ve Been Changed”.  I can say that with them because I too have been changed.  The change is when God molds us and shapes us into what He wants us to be, His image.  We are the clay and He is the potter.  Be patient.  Be diligent.  Be committed.  The Word of God mixed with patience will produce fruit in your life.

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