This was the first blog that I posted almost exactly 4 years ago. It addresses a theme – the Word of God – that comes up many times in subsequent blogs.
Luke 8:11 explains that when the Scripture talks about seed it is referring to the word of God. Its one of those key verses like Rev. 1:20 which explains an object picture that God uses to describe something spiritual.
The parable of the sower in Matthew 13, Mark 4 and Luke 8 is an important one to understand (Mk 4:13). Seeing our souls as a garden enclosed (Song 4:12) helps. It is a very large garden capable of growing all sorts of trees and plants. Just like any garden, if it is left untended it will grow weeds. The best thing is to clear it, break it up (Hosea 10:12) and sow the word of God.
However there is a more general sense…
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