The first thing that comes to mind when we talk about a “good ground” is a ground that fertile and rich where a sower can plant seeds that will germinate at the right time, blossom and bear abundant of fruit in its due season.
What makes a ground good can be described as a land that is not porous as sandy soil that cannot hold water, a land is not sticky as clay soil that does not absorb water easily. Further, the ground is not a swampy soil that is covered with water and not a desert that does not have adequate rain and suffer constant wind erosion. The land is naturally fertile. The sunlight is never in short supply to this ground and it is expected that dew of heaven and rain will fall upon the ground in its due season. Finally the ground is not embedded with rocks that will not allow the roots of the plant to have a good grip to the soil. This is the type of ground that farmers, the sower of seed always look for in order to plant their seeds.
The most distinct of all Farmers, Jesus Christ, visited our planet about two thousand years ago with this precious seed. The seed was taken from the Seat of Mercy in Heaven to be a solution to the sinful situation of mankind. During Christ’s mission of mercy on earth the weary hearts of humanity were quickened to receive the precious seed. The name of the seed is GOSPEL. On the day of Pentecost, in the city of Jerusalem, the seed was sown in the good grounds of the hearts of mankind. “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:10) The seed germinated and bore much fruit and about three thousand fruits were harvested into the kingdom of God on that day.
Many people took possession of this precious seed and went to their different destinations with it. The faithful farmers have since been sowing this precious seed all over the world, even in our own time. Jesus Christ intends your heart to be the best place for this precious seed to grow, because you are created to bear fruit for the glory of God and from the beginning you have been prepared for this purpose.
You have been hearing about the word of God, the good news or the gospel, in the church, in the crusade ground, on the radio or television; or perhaps you have read about the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Bible. What impart has this made in your life? Where has this precious seed fallen in your heart? Does it fall on a good ground or on the rocky ground or among the thorns? I am sure that you will not allow the death of Jesus Christ on the Cross to be in vain in your life. Will you this day, prepare your heart to receive this seed of grace through faith that will empower you to embrace salvation and change your life for good? That was why Jesus Christ came to die for you and for me. If you receive Him today, repent and turn from your sins you will partake in the finished works of the Cross. Let Jesus Christ have His way in your good ground.
Please read the following Bible passages:
John 8:5-15; Acts 2:14-41; John 3:16;
Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:9-10