A LOVE STORY: THE BOOK OF RUTH

Chapter 33

THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER

(The interpretation of the tongue of the Lord God by Jesus Christ 1 Cor 12:10)

01-27-08

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(Mat 13:18)  Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.

1.       (Mark 4:13,14)  And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables? The sower soweth the word.

2.       (Luke 8:11)  Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

THE WAY SIDE (UNSAVED)

(Mat 13:19)  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 [road side].

1.       (Mark 4:15)  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.

2.       (Luke 8:12)  Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

STONY PLACES (UNSAVED)

(Mat 13:20,21)  But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon [immediately] with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth [follows, remains, wrestles (endures)] for a while: for when tribulation [pressure: affliction, trouble /// to crowd, narrow] or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended [entrapped, tripped up or enticed to sin].

1.       (Mark 4:16,17)  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.

2.       (Luke 8:13)  They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation [a putting to proof /// testing] fall away [to remove, i.e. revolt.; to desist, desert: depart, draw (fall) away, withdraw self].  

AMONG THORNS (SAVED - SHEEP)

(Mat 13:22)  He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care [distractions] of this world, and the deceitfulness [delusion] of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

1.       choke = to strangle completely, i.e. (lit.) to drown, or (fig.) to crowd /// DERIVED FROM TWO WORDS: denoting union; with or together (but much closer than G3326 or G3844), companionship, possession AND to wheeze, i.e. to throttle or strangle (drown):--choke, take by the throat.

2.       (Mark 4:18,19)  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 [longing (espec. for what is forbidden)] of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

3.       (Luke 8:14)  And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection [to be a bearer to completion (maturity), i.e. to ripen fruit].

GOOD GROUND (SAVED - SHEPHERDS)

(Mat 13:23)  But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

1.       (Mark 4:20)  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.

2.       (Luke 8:15)  But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it [to hold down (fast): have, hold (fast), keep (in memory), possess, retain, seize on], and bring forth fruit with patience [cheerful (or hopeful) endurance, constancy: patient continuance (waiting)].

3.    Commentary: If you understand the word of the kingdom, you will bring forth fruit with patience. J

Amen

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