Growth – the cause of stunted growth (understanding part two)

Growth – the cause of stunted growth (understanding part two)

Hear you therefore the parable of the sower. When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then comes the wicked one, and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.  (Matthew 13: 18–19)

Do you want further evidence that the proof of your understanding is action, fruit or results?

You may know something but you don’t understand until there is a change of behavior and results.

The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. (Psalm 14:2)

Understanding leads to action, change, results, fruit. Understanding who God is motivates seeking Him. If you hear about God and remain nonchalant – you have not understood.

You can’t understand the existence of the eternal one and keep your hands in your pockets. That’s why the Word that is not understood can be stolen by satan. It’s available to steal – not having been put to use.

The thief can steal the bags of cement lying around in the store room. He can’t touch the bags mixed and poured into the foundation.

We are talking about the goal of the Word of God in you – which is fruit. You have no fruit until you grow. You do not grow until you do; you cannot do until you understand and you will not understand until you are taught. What we teach to this end is the Word of God.