But as for that in the good soil, these are the ones who, when they hear the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patient endurance. (Luke 8:15)
Life can be difficult at times – which is why we need to hold fast to God’s word, to get us through those times. This passage speaks of really internalising God’s word – but not just in the heart, but ‘an honest and good heart’. The implication being that honesty and goodness are synonymous with God.
We live in a time focussed on immediate results. Thus it is interesting to note the countercultural tone of this passage that God’s word ‘bears fruit with patient endurance’. There is a sense of this being in kairos, in God’s time.
Have a great week!