September 16

Be planted, not just scattered… Bear fruit
Proverbs 19-21/Matthew 13-14

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19:3 People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the LORD.

:17 If you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD–and he will repay you!


13:23 The good soil represents the hearts of those who truly accept God’s message and produce a huge harvest–thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted.’

OT Flash Points

Better poor & honest than a dishonest fool
Lend to God by helping the poor, He will repay
Fear of the Lord results in life, security & protection
A wise king finds the wicked & wipes them out

NT Flash Points

Seed = the Word
Seed = people
He plants the seed of His Word
Those who are good soil become His seed to plant in the world
Problem: We would rather walk on water than be food for the people of God


Closet power
Eyes on God not on men
Establish an inner chamber where no one knows you are praying
God is not impressed with our earnestness