Friday July 18th, Matthew 13: "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 He who has ears, let him hear."  I wonder if the hearers of Jesus parable were the ones who owned the land or the ones whose families used to own the land and now just worked it for the wealthy landowner?  If it were not their land there would be an irony to this story.  They would be the ones with the poor soil to grow a few meager crops for themselves and the wealthy land owners would be the ones with the good soil and the good yields on the farms they used to own.  They would know what production looked like and also know the ones with the produce were the ones who in the worlds fields were getting the harvest and in God’s fields were not getting the harvest.  What is your perspective?


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