Extended reading: Matthew 12:15-13:2 Jesus fulfills Isaiah’s prophecy; conflicts with Pharisees
3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”
This passage shows that sometimes you may mess up in life – the farmer messed up before he found out what soil produced a crop. He planted more and more in the soil that was good, to produce a crop.
Dear God, help us on our journey to find the “good soil” and help us stay strong and smart through our mistakes. We give you the praise. Amen.