Wisdom For The Day Devotional 12 May 2023 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo: Let The Word Produce Fruit In You
TOPIC: Let The Word Produce Fruit In You (TREM Devotional 12 May 2023)
“Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.” Luke 8:11 (KJV)
After teaching on the parable of the sower, Jesus said anyone who understands this parable will understand how the kingdom operates. The seed which is the word of God is incorruptible and has life in it. Just like a natural seed, the mystery of the seed cannot be explained. For instance, a seed of corn can produce a whole factory of cornflakes. But you first must plant it. Once it is planted, it takes root and produces.
Jesus, in explaining the parable said the seed is the word, while the soil is the heart. He now gave four types of soils. The first soil is people who hear, and they are excited about it, they jump up, and it enters through one side and goes out from the other side. The second soil represents those who receive it with joy, they are excited about it, but the root is not deep. When persecution begins to come, they give up on it and it does not produce. The third one represents those who receive the word and it gets root, it grows, sprouts, and then suddenly the deceitfulness of riches shows up to choke the word. It means that at this point, you are getting blessed. God begins to do things in your life then suddenly you begin to desire other things that are not necessary. Lust for other things here is not necessarily just sin, they are things that distract you from taking further root. They choke the word. The word suddenly dies, and you start going down.
The fourth one represents those who receive the word, they took time to meditate on it so that it could get root because it is only what grows the root in you that will produce the fruit. When you hear the word of God concerning the area that has to do with you, pick it up and begin to meditate on it. Whether it looks like it or not, speak it to yourself until you become fully persuaded more than anything you are facing. That is when you are ready for manifestation.
DAILY BIBLE READING:
Morning – 2 Kings 15-16
Evening – John 3:1-18
Wisdom For The Day Devotional was Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.