Increasing Your Yield: Mark 4:20
“20) And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.”” Mark‬ ‭4‬:‭20‬ ‭
It was the same seed sown in four different types of soil. The problem was not with the seed, it was with the soil. It amazes me how different people can attend the same church, listen to the same sermons and even read the same translation of the Bible but produce such radically different yields.
There was even different yields on the good fields. They ranged between thirty and a hundred fold. Again, the text suggests the variant was not with the seed. Something was different with the soil.
Modern farmers work with their soil. They know how to increase their yields. The same is true with our lives. We can learn, study, grow and increase both our works and our faith.
The law of the sower says “you reap what you sow.” It also says “you reap as you sow.” If you want a bigger harvest, start sowing more seed! Instead of sowing 10 acres, sow 100 acres. Instead of sowing 100 acres, sow 1,000 acres. I know some farmers who sow 10,000 acres. Their total yield is unimaginable.
But you argue, “is it really that easy?” No one said increasing the harvest is easy, but it is doable, especially in todays world. I know people who sat for years before stepping out in ministry. Suddenly they tasted missions and immediately began to change their focus and expand their capacity. Their focus changed. They’re activities changed. They’re priorities changed. They’re giving changed. They’re going changed. Guess what? Within three to five years their harvest radically changed!
This excites me. The seed of the gospel and God’s word are still changing lives. Maybe you need to start sowing more seed! There’s no telling how abundant your harvest for the glory of God can become!
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global