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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Becoming Good Soil

Mark 4 was the focus of the group this morning.  When we got to application, one of the men said that he wanted to be better soil for the Word of God.
Becoming Good Soil
Immediately (if you have read Mark you will get the lame attempt at humor in the use of that word here) I thought of preparing the soil of a garden.

We have had two rather large gardens on our journey.  One in Knoxville and one in Bowling Green, KY.  The one in Knoxville was on the side of a hill so we did raised terraces.  There was a lot of rocks.  So we had to till the soil and remove them.  In Bowling Green there was not a lot of rocks but there was a lot of clay.  So we had to add a lot of organic material, mulch, manure, and all of that had to be tilled.

So to be good soil or to improve the “soil” that we are, we have to have manure spread on us and that tilled into our lives.  Sounds a lot like suffering and discipline to me.  Which aligns fairly closely with Hebrews 12 and 1 Peter.

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