Scatter Seed

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In Matthew 13, Jesus tells us the parable of the sower. Jesus explains in detail, that not all the seed scattered will grow. In fact, quoting Isaiah, Jesus tells his disciples to expect that some people will not even hear or open their eyes, but he still tells them to scatter. 

Satan is the opposite. He gets in your head saying, they won’t listen, they do not care, they don’t want what you have. Satan is good at thwarting are ability to scatter seed by sometimes keeping us from even taking our hands out of our pockets.

Next time you don’t feel like it’s worth taking your hand out of your pocket think about Paul. Paul was beaten, imprisoned, chained, shipwrecked, hated, looked down on, lied about, conspired against, falsely accused, and more. Paul was even stoned & left for dead, and do you know what He did? Paul got up and kept scattering seed. He kept preaching the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, that salvation was extended to all, and the need we have for Christ Jesus as our Savior.

As we see throughout, and here at the end of Acts in chapter 28, not everyone listened or believed Paul, but He never stopped scattering seed.

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23 When they had set a day for Paul, they came to him at his lodging in large numbers; and he was explaining to them by solemnly testifying about the kingdom of God and trying to persuade them concerning Jesus, from both the Law of Moses and from the Prophets, from morning until evening. 24 Some were being persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe.

30 And he stayed two full years in his own rented quarters and was welcoming all who came to him, 31 preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.
— Acts 28: 23-24, 30-31

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