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Jesus told a story about bird seed?

He did too. He was by the lake and so many people came that he got in a boat and told them stories while they stood on the shore.

You know, those stories with two bulls in them – those pair a bulls.

But this story wasn’t about bulls, it was about bird seed.

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A farmer went out to sow his seed. Some of the seed fell along the path and the birds came and ate it up.

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See, I told you it was a story about bird seed.

What do you mean, there’s more to the story?

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Some of the farmer’s seed fell in rocky places without much soil. It grew quickly, but when the sun came out the plants withered because they had no root.

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I don’t get it. I understand bird seed – but rock seed?

Okay, I’ll listen.

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Some of the seed fell among thorns which grew up and choked the plants.

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Maybe the birds could eat the thorn seeds.

I am listening.

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Some of the seed fell on good soil and produced a crop – a hundred, sixty, or thirty times what was sown.

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I sure hope that crop was of something I like to eat.

There’s more to the story? I’ve still got to listen?

But I was getting ready to eat.

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Jesus disciples asked him what the parable meant and He told them.

Jesus said that the seed is the word of God. Those on the path hear the word, but then the devil takes the word from their hearts so they won’t believe and be saved.

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You mean those birds are the devil? I thought I saw a few birds looking at me with the evil eye.

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Those on the rock receive the word with joy, but since they have no root they fall away when things get hard.

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It’s really rocky where I live. I wonder if that takes everybody’s joy away. It takes mine away when a little rock gets stuck in my paw.

I am too listening.

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The thorns are those who hear but worries, and money, and stuff become more important to them.

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Does that include food?

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The seed on the good soil stands for those who hear the word, understand it, stick with it, and produce a crop.

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Oh, I get it now. When the word falls on good soil, that means more food.

Come on everybody, get away from that path, and those rocks, and the thorns. You’ve got to hang out on the good soil.

Get moving. I’m waiting for the food.

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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