Re:Verse passage – Luke 8:1-15 (day four)
While each of these soils represents a different person and how they respond to the Word of God, they can each show up in our lives at any given time. Depending on how we have cultivated our heart or not, (repentance, anger, bitterness, disobedience, or hardening your heart) we may experience all of these responses at one time or another. The soil of our heart requires daily cultivation to avoid the influence of the culture around us. If we ignore the care of our heart, we will become hardened and unfruitful in our response to God.
What is the condition of your heart? Do you desire an honest and good heart that is fruitful to God? You can only produce good fruit with careful attention to the care of the soil of your heart. Verse 15 ends with one key word—perseverance or steadfastness. You have to give ongoing care to your ‘soil’ to maintain your fruitfulness.