“Forget about the Money …”
Mark 4: 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.” If we read this parable with the intent of learning how to get a hundredfold return, we miss the point. It is there to show us how to give a hundredfold return – to yield fruit for the Son of Man, the Sower of the Word (Matthew 13: 37). Like the Bible itself, it is written to teach us, the soil, how to give glory to God. If we make the Bible about us, it’s easy to lose sight of that.