Scripture Reading: Luke 8:15
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience
Reflections: In the parable of the sower, the seed represents the word of God, and the locations where it fell—by the wayside, on the rock, among thorns, and on good grounds—represent the heart conditions and responses of those who received it. All locations save the good ground failed to produce the desired outcomes, suggesting that the good ground had something the others lacked. The passage says this includes patience. Patience is, therefore, closely related to following God’s promises or word. It is the ability to bear delay, opposition, or hardship without becoming angry, disappointed, or nervous. If you lack this capacity, you will give up on the divine promise and stop bearing fruit. Be patient always! It will pay off!
Prayer: Dear Lord, please help me to be patient.
Confession: I am patient in life.