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Parable of the Sower / Life is a Ratio



The Parable of the Sower
Matthew 13
(Life Is A Ratio)
The “Parable of the Sower” is of the Kingdom of God and is an example of the law of averages.
We (all Christians) are the sower (the Farmer) and the seed is the Gospel (truth). Those that hear the message are the unsaved, saved but struggling to untruth and the saved that despite their own trials become Sowers and further the Kingdom of God.

As far as the “Law of Averages”, the Sower can be compared to a professional baseball player. A professional baseball player who ends up with a life-long batting average of .300 will more than likely end up in the hall of fame. Looking at this closer we see a ratio. The batter has a ratio of 3/10 or 300%.

The professional has in fact failed, on average, 7 out of every 10 at bats and, compared to most other outcomes in life, he would be a failure with an overwhelming 70% failure rate. Not so in professional baseball and not so in the Kingdom of God.

The Sower sows his seeds, he has his trials and tribulations but he persists. The soil types, the receiver of the seed, are in various stages of unbelief and salvation. The seeds will fall on the road and will be trampled underfoot are perhaps the birds get them (Satin). Some seeds fall in the rocks, sprout up but soon wither and die to the heat of the sun (Satin). Some seeds fall in the thistles and weeds and are soon choked out and die (Satin). Finally, some seeds fall in good soil, take root and these are in turn converted into Sower’s themselves produce God’s fruit (The Kingdom of God).

Matthew 13:23
23“The one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man that hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown”.
We are not perfect, life has its ups and downs; Life is a ratio of successes and failures. Wide is the path but narrow is the gate. Sometimes your efforts will produce a 100%, 60 % or even only 30 %. Ours is not to worry but just keep planting the seeds and let God take care of the rest.

Romans 8:28
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
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