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The sower and the seed

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Announcements Forums Truth – January 24th, 2016 The sower and the seed

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  • #317
    MaryBeth
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    The parable of the sower and the seed in this week’s lesson is such an important one. I once thought these parables had nothing to do with me – but was I ever wrong! The parable of the sower and the seed is one I think about often. It has certainly helped steady my walk on the “straight and narrow.” There are so many ways to be easily flipped off even when one’s first intentions are quite sincere and admirable. It is usually unhandled pride, ego, self-justification or just plain laziness that turns people away – and if they only realized, they turn from their highest good! The straight and narrow is not a path of drudgery – it is a path of great joy!

    #319
    Lil
    Participant

    Thank you for the word “drudgery”. Not a drudgery came to me when I read in the Responsive Reading Psalm 100:2, “Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” What could be more rewarding to each of us and mankind?

    #341
    JPalmer
    Participant

    Thank you for this. I certainly have found that it is not a path of drudgery. Drudgery was, for me, when I had spent years unknowingly allowing mortal mind to make thorny ground of me. There is no joy in that! I am so grateful that Truth is consistent, persistent, and unchanging — no matter how AM would resist, there is no lie that can overcome Truth. What a wonderful God we have! Thank you for this lesson.

    #346
    Michael Pupko
    Participant

    I opened up the Blue Book to p. 169;
    ‘The strong soil in human nature is selfish apathy. The wayside soil is transient laughing vain loving-ease character that never can be relied (on) in time of need. The sun struck mind is one that resists the light if this light demand the relinquishment of all that tends to darken life, dim conscience, and demand other gods. The good soil is the active honest heart. Where this exists there is energy, fidelity, success and reward gained by the individual, not a gift of God but the wages of uprightness and hard work, struggle and victory.’ (From article entitled ‘Soldier, Seed, and Soil’.)

    That wasn’t so bad!! I allow myself to dislike typing but have to overcome that silly (and destructive error) because what better way to share God’s Word. Mrs. Eddy proved that with the days of study and prayer that she put in to give us God’s perfection.

    #350
    richato
    Participant

    Thought people might find it interesting that Vincent Van Gogh painted this parable. Many of his paintings have a Christian theme. He started out his life ministering to miners.

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