Tag: Sower

Fruit Bearing

grapebranchThe parable of the sower, (Matt. 13: 18-23), includes an alarming and critical category of failed seeds; the first is taken by the enemy from the path; the second has no root and quickly falls away when rocks of trouble or persecution come; the third produces no fruit because of the worries of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth.  This seed germinated and grew with roots, but bore no fruit, which is no better than the dead seeds, perhaps worse.

By their fruit…