In the text before us, Jesus tells a story about a sower sowing the word of God and, in the end, receiving a great harvest. His intention was for this story to serve as a mirror into the lives of those who heard it, and
In the first call to “one another” one another in the New Testament, we receive the call to covenantally commit to seeking the good of others. We do so by personally living righteously and corporately striving for peace in our Christian family.
“Talk is cheap,” they say. Perhaps this is particularly and painfully true when it comes to love. Perhaps this is why we are exhorted by John, “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth” (1 John 3:18).
Perhaps you recall the song that begins, “I’m so glad I’m a part of the family of God.” Sometimes we might be gladder than at other times. Nevertheless, it beats the alternative. Just observe the previous passage where the children of the devil were front