Please read Mark 4.
Now, concerning the parable of the sower – you are that farmer, and of course, the seed is the word of God.
David said, “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” Psalm 126:5-6
If you have the word of God, you are carrying precious seed. That seed is in the hands of the farmer, your hands only for the purpose of sowing. I want you to be able to view the word of God that way, it’s not for self consumption, not in this life. It is precious because one is able to sow it in all the four seasons – whether it’s in season and out of season that shouldn’t matter. Yes, true when you sow you go out weeping, carrying seed that you’re not supposed to eat but seed there only for the purpose of sowing. “We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle” (Hebrews 13:10). But hereafter we shall return singing, carrying our sheaves, for “they that sow in tears shall reap in joy.”
I have this word also for Zimbabwe, so many of us are disappointed and are wondering what went wrong. Hope deferred makes the heart sick. The thing is we were enticed by the most unlikely people, your prophets, to believe a lie, and our dilemma is we never learn.
Today your prophets and politicians are busy cross examining themselves, “which way went the Spirit of the Lord from me?” (2 Chronicles 18:23). Yes you had the right word, and the right persuasion but your problem is you probably sowed on the wayside or among thorns. What we sometimes forget is God is no respecter of persons but he that fears him and doing good is accepted of him. He said your ways are not my ways.
And anyway now, concering the parable, what you hear is not always the main thing but it is how you hear and how you act upon that you hear that’s important, and the fact is true also concerning all parables.
Every farmer knows, seed fallen on the wayside is spoiled, it’s like spoiled vote, and will never expect from that under thorns. So when he comes for harvest he comes back to the one which fell on good ground. Take heed how you sow. Don’t waste your time on that choked that yields no fruit nor that on the wayside, which has been long eaten by birds. Yes, it was good seed, don’t blame God but take it upon yourself.
Now, today I want to believe you’re “bearing precious seed.” Every single word of God you’ve is good seed. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness…” God says, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11) Giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, and I believe you are both. Make sure however that what you’re bearing is precious seed; seed that will deliver to the same expected goals and outcomes, and give diligence also on how you sow the same word.