Welcome to this series of devotional posts based on ‘Roots & Wings’ an integrative Bible study for discipleship, written by Pastor Edmund Chan, our guest speaker at RISE, QB Convention 2015. Our thoughts will be based around five areas: our human weakness, the resulting problem, the radical re-orientation, the critical need, and the empowered life of Roots & Wings.
TOPIC: Biblical Foundation (Building Deep)
The Resulting Problem: Focus Below the surface (Matt 13:3-9, 18-23)
The quality of the soil below the surface has a key influence on any harvest of seed planted in that soil. Today’s reading reminds us of different outcomes as a result of different “heart soils” – Psalm 119:11 encourages us to “hide” God’s Word in our hearts – that is, sow it deep, and keep it precious, so that it can take root and thereby result in a harvest of righteousness in one’s life. Be purposeful in applying God’s Word, value the preciousness of God’s Word, and recognize the protection God’s Word affords.