The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced.
Mark 4:18-19 NLT
Although this parable is referring to people who hear the Gospel for the first time, the words are no less relevant to me today. How often have I let the Word of God, and even the Kingdom of God, be crowded out of my mind by the worries and desires of this life? It’s all to easy for me to be enticed away from the things of the Kingdom by the things of the world, and because of that I have lost so many opportunities to produce fruit. It’s all about priorities, and I’m afraid to admit that I don’t really have any – and any that I have are generally the wrong ones!
It’s time to change that!