The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

( FaithOfJesus thread begun by rRandyP )

Today's Verse:


kjv@Matthew:13:1 @ The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.

kjv@Matthew:13:2 @ And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

kjv@Matthew:13:3 @ And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

kjv@Matthew:13:4 @ And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

kjv@Matthew:13:5 @ Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

kjv@Matthew:13:6 @ And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

kjv@Matthew:13:7 @ And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

kjv@Matthew:13:8 @ But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

kjv@Matthew:13:9 @ Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

kjv@Matthew:13:10 @ And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

kjv@Matthew:13:11 @ He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

kjv@Matthew:13:12 @ For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance; but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

kjv@Matthew:13:13 @ Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

kjv@Matthew:13:14 @ And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

kjv@Matthew:13:15 @ For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

kjv@Matthew:13:16 @ But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

kjv@Matthew:13:17 @ For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

kjv@Matthew:13:18 @ Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.

kjv@Matthew:13:19 @ When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

kjv@Matthew:13:20 @ But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;

kjv@Matthew:13:21 @ Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.

kjv@Matthew:13:22 @ He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

kjv@Matthew:13:23 @ But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

Today's notes: Blessed are Your Eyes For


What is man believing/doing?:

What is making man to believe/do as he is doing?:


It may be thought of as the Law revealing the mystery of man's spiritually dead sinful nature, the word of the kingdom revealing the understanding of God's foriegn and holy nature. Both understandings have had to be given by Him and received/processed in us by His work upon us.

Waxing gross lends the connotation that it has become more so, as if it has not always been at least to this extent or that it has gotten progressively worse (which may be true given the sudden appearance of the Lord in person as He really is).

There is the tendency to compartmentalize one specific seed from remainder to observe how it is or is not fruitful and personalize that. Left out then is how the field of seed grows and effects upon itself as a whole. Mentioned here is a landscape made of a entire people whose heart collectively waxes gross. This too should be considered.

Note also what is noticeably absent from the list of encumbrances, intellect/education/economic status/gender/race/class/government...

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. As a people the heart has waxed gross, thick, hard. And though the message is indiscriminately out there for all it is only received and given opportunity in some. And of that some not all are able to bring it to fruition because of complications we impose on it.
  2. There is a common lateral logic that the understanding is the seed that brings fruit instead of the understanding being the fruit of fully living by the seed. This may well be how the wicked one so easily catches most the seed away. The difference is in where the understanding begins and who is responsible for what.

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