What Type of land

“Some people are like land that gets plenty of rain and produces a good crop for those who farm
it. That kind of land has God’s blessing. But other people are like land that grows only thorns and
weeds. It is worthless and in danger of being cursed by God. It will be destroyed by fire.”
From the above bible text, it is clear that there are two types of soils, the one that receives rain
from heaven and bring forth good and beneficial fruits, while the other, brings forth only tares
and weeds despite receiving the same heavenly blessings. The narrative is not so much about
the different types of land, but the lives of people and particularly that of professed Christians.
After having been born again, Holy Spirit baptised and hearing the word of God, many children
of God makes one wonder if these blessings are not a waste of time because they remain in the
old nature revelling in the deeds of the flesh against which Apostle Paul admonished in
Col. 3:5-9
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate
affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: for which things’ sake the
wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: in the which ye also walked some time,
when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy
communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man
with his deeds.
The life that still indulge in these have denied the faith having not put off the deeds of the
old man, clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withers,
without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; raging waves of the sea, foaming out their
own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
On the other hand, there are others who received the same grace and became profitable in
the hands of the Lord, they have consigned themselves to Col.3:15-17,
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another
in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And
whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God
and the Father by him.
Their lives brings God pleasure, being fruitful vines and honourable. Beloved, the question is,
which side of the divide are you? Today is a good day to make amends should you identify
that one is needed after a sincere and objective review of your standing with the Lord.
May you receive help to take the right decision and do the right thing IJN.

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