“The farmer sows the word.” Mark 4:14
In his parable of the sower and the seed Jesus speaks about sowing the seed – that is spreading the Word. This is such an important thing because it is through the Word that the Holy Spirit does his work of creating and sustaining faith in Jesus. The Word is what does the work of converting and strengthening. So Paul writes to Timothy: “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.” Be careful friends, stay awake and alert, there are many who work to deceive us and lead us away from Christ. The Word is your friend. The Word leads you always to Jesus.