Buried in the soil of my heart is the seed of selfishness. Seeds of rage and discontent are also planted here. For a while, things were looking pretty good above ground. No one really knows what lies beneath this dirt. I have them fooled with a precisely tilled piece of land. Each row is joined side by side, not one longer than the other. Spectators marvel at my field, predicting a plentiful harvest, (Matthew 23:25-28).
It’s harvest time, and the seeds I planted have produced trees that bear bad fruit, (Matthew 12:33-35). These fruits are contrary to the Spirit, (Galatians 5:16-21), and misrepresent what was portrayed by the field, (Matthew 23:25-28). When the fruit is tasted, it’s bitter taste is surprising.
Had I diligently sought the Lord and hid His word as the seed in my heart soil, the trees would have yielded a bountiful pleasant crop as a reward, (Hebrews 11:6 & Psalm 119:10-11). A successful heart harvesting should be cultivated by meditating on God’s word, (Joshua 1:8).