4 Things Productive Christians Do

How to Become Productive "Soil" like the Good Soil in the Parable of the Sower

In the parable of the sower, the hard-path and rocky-ground people reject God's Word.

The thorny-ground people are not as easy to categorize. They might be unsaved or they might be shallow believers who waste their earthy lives and lose all eternal rewards as described in 1 Corinthians 3:9-15.(1)

Maturing Christ-followers are the “good soil” that produces many times what is planted (Luke 8:15).

"The seeds on the good soil are those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, cling to it, and by persevering produce a crop.”

These Christians are productive and effective (Matthew 13:23) because they:

1. Cultivate an accurate understanding of God’s Word (2 Timothy 2:15).(2)

2. Obey what they learn (James 1:22).

3. Seek godly fellowship (Hebrews 10:25; 1 Thessalonians 5:11).

4. Take their Christian growth seriously (Philippians 2:12-13).

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(1) Only God can know who is saved and who is not, but we certainly should warn people that living for worldly values is not a Christian way to live.

(2) Correctly understanding Scripture is extremely important in our current Christian culture where so many half-truths are taught. See Half-truths Many Christians Believe.

Other 1-minute devotions in the Parable of the Sower Series: 
Hard-Path People – The Seed is Not the Problem 
Rocky-Ground People – Rocky-Ground Faith 
Thorny-Ground People – Are You Choking on the Thorns? 

Please take a few moments and do the Bite Size Bible Study based on this devotion. It gives you the full text of the Scriptures and extra insights to help you become a more productive believer.


How to Become Productive "Soil" like the Good Soil in the Parable of the Sower

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