The seed is the word of God. (Luke 8:5)


In Luke, chapter 8, we read this well-known parable…

A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear…

11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. 13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. 14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. 15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

What kind of seed (words) are you sowing in your life?


Dear God, Thank you for teaching me that the Word of God is like seed that I plant in my heart with my words. It grows up into whatever I planted—good or bad. I declare that my heart is good soil and I plant good words in it. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Bill Winston’s book, Power of the Tongue. To order this must-read book that will empower you to speak words of victory, click here.

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